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Country reported: Kenya

The elephant-dung bat is a cryptid bat reported from the Marsabit Forest and Mount Kulal in Kenya. It is a small bat, with a wingspan of possibly only 5 inches, and has silver, brownish-grey fur with a paler undercarriage. It roosts on the ground in piles of dried elephant dung. Terence Adamson briefly came across this bat in the 1950s in two different locations in Kenya.[1]

Karl Shuker has suggested this cryptid may represent a southeastern range of the horn-skinned bat (Eptesicus floweri) of Mali and South Sudan, which roosts in acacia roots.[2]

Notes and references

  1. Eberhart, George (2002) Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology
  2. Shuker, Karl "A Belfry of Crypto-Bats" Fortean Studies 1 (1994)