Hawaiian Hoary Bat

By Kira Levermore-Rich


Hawaiian Hoary Bats live on the islands of Hawaiʻi, Molokaʻi, Maui, Oʻahu, and Kauaʻi, near the top of the islands. They live in forests, and are nocturnal, meaning they sleep in the day, not the night. Most of their forests were cut down, which is the reason they're endangered.


The bats are called 'Hoary' because of it's brown and grey fur, which is tinged with white, giving it a frosty look. They weigh about thirteen to twenty grams, and they have a wingspan from about ten and a half to thirteen and a half.


While the Hawaiian Hoary eats mostly insects, they will also eat berries and small fruit. A Hawaiian hoary can even eat up to it's own weight in bugs! Now THAT'S a heavy eater.
Hawaiian hoary bat. "Frodo". August 2012