Madagascar's sucker-footed bats have round adhesive discs where most other bats have claws.
There are two species of sucker-footed bats in Madagascar, one confined to dry areas in the west and one to the humid areas in the east. Whilst neither of these bats are of significant conservation concern they are of enormous evolutionary interest and have become the focus of research studies in recent years.
Our project is in collaboration with Professor Paul Racey and is funded by the Leverhulme Trust. We seek to develop a better understanding about the ecology of the eastern sucker-footed bat and in particular learn more about is association with the Travellers' Tree in which it is normally found roosting.