Bechestein’s bat

The purpose of this illustration is to provide more information about bats.

Thanks to this mammal, we get rid of at least 80 million insects a year, including mosquitoes and moths. We enjoy the existence of millions of plants due to bats, they spread the seeds of different species, such as bananas, agave, mango or coconut.

I chose to illustrate and animate the Bechestein bat, which in 2019 was nominated the bat of the year in Romania. Some interesting things about this bat: it can be found in Europe and East Asia and lives mostly in forests, especially in hollows where it hibernates. There he also finds food, especially moths.

Due to deforestation, they started to lose their shelter and their number decreased. This is also the main reason why they won this nomination.