Baby tequila bats are one of the most adorable babies in the animal kingdom. They are born with very little hair and require nourishment during the first couple of months of their lives. Their loving mothers, give birth to one big pup after 5 months of gestation; newborns weight approximately 25% of their mother's weight!
Carrying such a big baby can become quite difficult, specially when the moms have to run errands. Pups are gather together in giant nurseries where they keep warm and cozy until their mothers return from searching food.
Sometimes however, the best meal is not very close to the caves where the pups are safely hidden. Females are known to fly over 50km to find the juiciest and sweetest flowers that give them the energy to nourish their pup.
Female bats have two nipples that produce a very rich milk. Babies grow at an exponential rate as they get ready to fly on their own and migrate for the first time. They have their first outings attached firmly to their mom and eventually learn which flowers and fruit are safe to eat.
Inside a baby nursery