Pekapeka / long-tailed bat (Chalinolobus tuberculatus)

Maker
Peter Wells
Production date
2013
Description
Taxidermy of a long-tailed bat / pekapeka (Chalinolobus tuberculatus). The winged mammal is one of only two native land mammals in New Zealand. It is a prominent member of the urban wildlife population, being a vulnerable species to extinction and possessing a huge ecological role. Hamilton is one of a handful of cities to have this animal roosting within city boundaries, and this is because of the unique landscape consisting of gullies and the river.
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Media/Materials
Taxidermied bat on wood base. Metal mounts on bottom for slidding into specially made crate.
Measurements
230 x 155 diameter (base) Verified
Department Collection Type
Object type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
2014/20/1

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