Do Bats migrate or hibernate?

Do Bats migrate or hibernate?

This question can vary depending on the type of species you are dealing with and the circumstances that surround the bat and the environment itself.  When bats hibernate, their metabolic rate decreases along with their heartbeat and their consummation of energy. For example, their heartbeat can slow down from around 200-300 beats per minute to a whopping 10 beats per minute. Their body temperature can drop from their normal body temperature which is normally 24 degrees Celsius to nearly freezing temperatures. Overall, their body functions reduce to a sort of energy safer to safe energy and to survive the long and harsh winters these animals are subjected to.

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When the body goes in this state, this is called torpor. It can go on for a few hours to a few months depending on the species as the Little Brown Bat will go into torpor for about a month before getting ‘aroused’ meaning that the bat returns to normal functioning, but these will happen in short bursts before the bat goes back into torpor. Before the winter starts the bat begins to bulk by making sure it has enough fat reserves to get the bat through the winter. The bat achieves this by eating a lot of bugs.

Now for a place to temporarily go into torpor, the bat must choose a place that is quiet, dark, and stable where the bat can stay uninterrupted for long periods of time. The bat for this reason chooses to go inside caves, mines, and caverns. These places that the bats hibernate in have an interesting name which goes by the name of hibernacula. As creepy as it sounds, it is just a place for the bat to lay low until the winter subsides.

Bats do migrate and have places that are known as winter habits. Just like the elderly some Canadians during the summer go down south for a gentler winter and come right back up when the harsh winters end. In that sense bats also migrate to much warmer climates and wait until winter ends and go back. Some Canadian bats move from colder seas to warmer seas and some bats move hundreds of kilometres away to their winter habitats and come back to their summer habitats when the winter ends.

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