Metalbird Bat


The Pekapeka is also known as the lesser short-tailed bat. There are only two land-mammals native to NZ and this little guy is one of them! Maori folklore refer to bats as Pekapeka and associate them with the mythical, night-flying bird, Hokioi, which foretells death or disaster. You've been warned! 

New Zealand bats are about the size of your thumb - usually around 5-6cm but their wingspan is around 30cm! We're convinced it'll be love at first bite :-)