Bats surprise scientists by living together all year

Last updated at 11:07
Daubenton's bat catching an insect (Image courtesy of F. Greenaway)

Bats in Yorkshire have surprised scientists by living together all year.

Most bats usually live in groups of males and females from the spring, and only live together when they hibernate.

But research of the Daubenton's bats in the Yorkshire Dales have revealed they share a home throughout the year.

Scientists think this shows how flexible the bats are as they adapt to the high altitude they roost in that area of the country!