Volume 5, Issue 3, Fall 1987

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In Kenya, East Africa, a Heart-nosed Bat (Cardioderma cor) zeroes in on its prey, a cricket. Recent experimentation has shown that this species has hearing so sensitive that it can hear a beetle walking on sand from nearly 10 feet away. Their diet consists primarily of insects, but also includes small vertebrates. During the wet season, individuals spend considerable time “singing” to establish their exclusive foraging territories.

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