Thrilling discovery of the Short-tailed roundleaf nosed bat in Nigeria!

Updated: Feb 3, 2019

Previously unknown to occur in Nigeria, this cute bat with a "button" nose showed up in our harp traps at the foot of the spectacular Afi Mountains. Last recorded over 45 years ago, discovering this species in Nigeria was the highlight of the field survey! But sadly, its caves and forests are under threat. We are working with colleagues and partners to put an end to pull this species back from the brink of extinction! Follow our updates to learn about our conservation work on this species.


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Small Mammal Conservation Organisation is a non-profit registered in Nigeria. CAC NO 91100

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