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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 11, NO. 2 Summer 1993

Family portrait

Early summer is when most North American bats give birth. The red bat (Lasiurus borealis) is one of the few that have multiple young; this one has only two, though triplets and even quadruplets are common. During the day, each young clutches th e mother's perch with one foot and holds on to her body with a wing. She leaves them alone at night when she goes out to feed, but if necessary, she will move them, the babies clinging tightly to her with their milk teeth. The pups begin flying at three t o four weeks and are weaned only a few weeks later.

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All articles in this issue:
Arizona's Night Visitors
Crisis for America's Bats
Bats, Mines, and Politics
Bats and Mines: Finding Solutions
Bat Houses and Getting People Involved in Conservation
BATS and the Netherworld
BLM Signs Cooperative Agreement with BCI
Building the Future for BCI
Family portrait

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