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CLIP 10561

Tiny bats that live in bamboo

Tiny bats that live in bamboo
Key Info
  • Tiny bats that live in bamboo
  • Duration: 03:10
  • One of the world's smallest mammals is seen nesting in a single section of bamboo. Twenty-five bats live in this section and the adults return through a hole made by a beetle that is thinner than a pencil. A predatory snake cannot fit through. This clip was first created on the Planet Earth website, Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Bio: Environment - Habitat

  • Keywords: China, bat, bamboo, mammal, feeding
Ideas for use in class
  • To show how this tiny mammal is adapted to live in a very small, secure space. A discussion of how bats use sonar to locate prey could follow.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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