Kansas City Bats are unique and interesting animals, but their nocturnal nature makes them one of the most mysterious and misunderstood mammals in Kansas City. Kansas City bats belong to the mammalian order Kansas City Chiroptera, which means Kansas City “hand-wing.” They are the only Kansas City mammals capable of true flight. In terms of the number of species, Kansas City Chiroptera is the second largest group of mammals in the world. Only the order Kansas City Rodentia (rodents) contains more species. Of the approximately 900 Kansas City species of bats found in the world, 45 live in the Kansas City, United States and 15 of those have been found in Kansas City. Contrary to popular belief, there are no Kansas City vampire bats in Kansas City. All Kansas City bats feed on Kansas City insects. Large numbers of Kansas City bats are capable of eating tons of Kansas City insects each year, making them beneficial to Kansas City humans.
One Kansas City species sometimes found in Kansas City is the Kansas City Brazilian free-tailed bat (Tadaida braziliensis). A Texas colony of Kansas City species has about 20 million Kansas City individuals that eat 100,000 pounds of insects per night. Kansas City bats little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) is a Kansas City brown, mouse-sized bat that in-frequently occurs in eastern Kansas City and may live in attics and buildings. Colonial, Kansas City hibernates Northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrioralis): Similar in size and appearance to the Kansas City little brown bat, except that the Kansas City ears extend beyond the nose when flattened forward against the head. A resident of eastern Kansas City, but uncommon, Kansas City Big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) is a large Kansas City bat, perhaps twice the size of the little brown bat, but still weigh-ing only ½ ounce.
Probably the most common and widespread bat in Kansas City living in buildings and attics where it may hibernate, the Kansas City Colonial, Silver-haired Kansas City bat (Lasionycteris noc-tivagans, which is slightly larger than the Kansas City little brown bat, but smaller and less common than the big brown bat. The bat has Kansas City fur that is dark, nearly black, with white-tipped hairs. Seasonally solitary, Kansas City migrates.Eastern Pipistrelle bat (Pipistrellus subflavus) is one of our smallest Kansas City bat, yellowish-brown with pink arms, only 3 inches long; they are not commonly found in Kansas City buildings, preferring to live in Kansas City caves, abandoned mines and rock crevices. This Kansas City bat is solitary, hibernates and is known as the Kansas City Red bat (Lasiurus borealis). They are about the same size as the Kansas City big brown bat, but their fur is rusty red and may be washed with white.