Bumblebee Bat

Bumblebee Bat

Latin Name Craseonycteris thonglongyai
Conservation Status Endangered
Location Thailand & Myanmar
Colour Reddish/Brown or Grey
Length 29 - 33 mm (1.1 - 1.3 inches)
Tail None
Wingspan Approx. 170 mm (6.7 inches)
Weight 2 g (0.07 oz)
Life Expectancy - Yrs

Main Characteristics

Bumblebee Bats are the world's smallest bat, in fact they are the world's smallest mammal. They are between 29 and 33 mm (1.1 - 1.3 inches) in length, they have no tail, they have a wingspan of approximately 170 mm (6.7 inches) and they weigh 2 g (0.07 oz).

They have reddish/brown or grey upper parts with their underside being pale in colour. They have dark coloured relatively wide wings with long tips that enables them to hover.

Bumblebee Bat Range Map (Thailand & Myanmar)