© Lindy Lumsden


 Habitat: found only in south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania
Status: Least Concern

Sometimes referred to as Australia’s smallest mammal, the Little Forest Bat (Vespadelus vulturnus) has quite the appropriate name. LOOK HOW LEETLE IT ISSSS!!

Adults only weigh between 2.5 and 5 g (0.088 and 0.18 oz) and their tiny wingspan is 5.9 inches max. During the winter, sexually mature males and females will mate, producing a single pup. Can you imagine how mind-blowingly cute that thing must be? If you can’t, let me show you…

© Steve A

I think I just had a cutegasm.