Crimson-Bellied Bat Breeding Programme
Crimson-Bellied Bat Facility
We have constructed a large biodome, with running water, food, hiding spots, for our 37 crimson-bellied bats. This biodome can be found a short walk from the bat enclosure, and twice a year we will introduce four bats, two breeding pairs, to this biodome. Crimson-bellied bats are territorial during mating season but will respect each other's boundaries, so our biodome is the correct size to handle two breeding pairs.
We pick two male and two female bats at random, to encourage genetic diversity. These bats almost always mate and produce babies, but sadly we've never seen more than three babies make it to adulthood.