Many bats roost and breed in caves, and also hibernate there in colder climates, but they are only visitors – they must emerge eventually to feed. However, they may venture far into the dark zone because they can navigate by echolocation.

 

16 Bats in Shothole Canyon (C64) Photo GKSmithv2

Bats – probably inland cave bats (Vespadelus findlaysoni) – roosting in a cave at the Cape Range.

 

17 An indignant Common Sheathtail bat

An indignant common sheathtail bat (Taphozous georgianus), also at the Cape Range.