Endangered under Queensland’s Nature Conservation Act 1992 and Vulnerable under Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Australia’s largest micro-bat and only carnivorous bat, Ghost Bats are easily distinguished by their size and large oval-ended ears.
Usually living in groups called colonies, Ghost Bats roost in caves, old mine tunnels and deep crevices in rocky outcrops. The Fitzroy Region is one of the few places in Australia which supports a colony – at the easily accessible Mt Etna Caves National Park just north of Rockhampton. Find out more about what they eat, where they live and why they’re special here.