5. Moustached Bats

Image of the entrance to the ROM's Bat Cave

The Bat Cave

Level 2, Centre Block

Go around the case (no, we’re not making you walk around in circles), and take the walkway to your right, just past the cinnamon bear, towards the entrance to the Bat Cave.

The Moustached Bat is a grey-coloured bat found primarily in the caves of Jamaica and Central and South America. It gets its name from the stiff hairs lining its upper lip.

Cool Fact

If you find yourself surrounded by these furry mammals, don’t panic! Unlike some of their relatives who also eat meat and fruit, these bats only eat insects.

About the Gallery

The Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity is our space to explore and display life on planet earth: life in the recent past, now and in the future. Through this gallery, we raise awareness of the challenges facing the conservation, diversity and survival of life on earth.

More Gallery Highlights

  • Bull, the Southern White Rhino
  • The ROM's rare Dodo skeleton
  • Busy ants at work in the live Leafcutter Ant colony

5. Moustached Bats

Image of the entrance to the ROM's Bat Cave

The Bat Cave

Level 2, Centre Block

Go around the case (no, we’re not making you walk around in circles), and take the walkway to your right, just past the cinnamon bear, towards the entrance to the Bat Cave.

The Moustached Bat is a grey-coloured bat found primarily in the caves of Jamaica and Central and South America. It gets its name from the stiff hairs lining its upper lip.

Cool Fact

If you find yourself surrounded by these furry mammals, don’t panic! Unlike some of their relatives who also eat meat and fruit, these bats only eat insects.

About the Gallery

The Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity is our space to explore and display life on planet earth: life in the recent past, now and in the future. Through this gallery, we raise awareness of the challenges facing the conservation, diversity and survival of life on earth.

More Gallery Highlights

  • Bull, the Southern White Rhino
  • The ROM's rare Dodo skeleton
  • Busy ants at work in the live Leafcutter Ant colony

5. Moustached Bats

Image of the entrance to the ROM's Bat Cave

The Bat Cave

Level 2, Centre Block

Go around the case (no, we’re not making you walk around in circles), and take the walkway to your right, just past the cinnamon bear, towards the entrance to the Bat Cave.

The Moustached Bat is a grey-coloured bat found primarily in the caves of Jamaica and Central and South America. It gets its name from the stiff hairs lining its upper lip.

Cool Fact

If you find yourself surrounded by these furry mammals, don’t panic! Unlike some of their relatives who also eat meat and fruit, these bats only eat insects.

About the Gallery

The Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity is our space to explore and display life on planet earth: life in the recent past, now and in the future. Through this gallery, we raise awareness of the challenges facing the conservation, diversity and survival of life on earth.

More Gallery Highlights

  • Bull, the Southern White Rhino
  • The ROM's rare Dodo skeleton
  • Busy ants at work in the live Leafcutter Ant colony