image credit: rjknell
Status: Least Concern
This bat is one of 30 species of Horseshoe Bats that are masters of echolocation – using its voice to screech and then listening for the echoes bouncing off of its prey – all thanks to its wonderful, wrinkly face (and huge ears of course)! The grooves in the nose allow it to notice slight variations when detecting echoes, allowing for a much more precise hunting tool.
These guys remind me a lot of the er.. adorable.. Wrinkle-faced Bat I featured earlier!