7 Feb 2024

Conservationists concerned over long tailed bat

From Checkpoint, 5:56 pm on 7 February 2024

Infamous for taking out bird of the year in 2021, the long tailed bat is Aotearoa's only land mammal, and one of our most endangered species.

They're mostly found in the South Island, but one colony comes home to roost each night in, of all places, a Central Hawke's Bay farm shed.

While it makes them easy to monitor, conservationists are concerned about why they've picked that spot to hang out.

Lauren Crimp spent an evening bat catching.