New Zealand has only one native land mammal: the bat. It’s exciting that they’ve been found living only 130 Km away. Rare long-tailed bats found near Dannevirke:
Horizons Regional Council … staff recently found long-tailed bats living in a mature forest on a sheep and beef farm to the east of Dannevirke.
… the bat was common in the 1800s, but became scarce in the early-1900s.
Now, the bat, thought to only produce one offspring a year, is … one step away from extinct.