In 2007, Sonar was discovered in an auto repair shop in northern Connecticut with a fractured shoulder. Unfortunately, this means Sonar cannot be released back into the wild. Instead, he has joined our Animal Hall Education Program teaching hundreds of visitors about the important role bats play in our ecosystem. 

General Facts

  • Lifespan: 7-19 years
  • Insectivores and eat many pests including mosquitoes
  • Nocturnal
  • Use echolocation to navigate and find food.
  • Usually only produce one bat per litter
  • Live throughout North America, Central American, and the Caribbean
  • Only flying mammal
  •  Hibernate in the winter