Last year, in September 2017, we received one common noctule female. Unfortunately, it had several fractures of its forearm, which we had to amputate. After amputation and successful hibernation, this female gave a birth of two puppies.
It happened because of an interesting feature of bats – delaying of gestation. Bats usually mate in Autumn. But a fetal development begins in Spring, after a hibernation. Common noctule bats, as usual, give a birth of one or two puppies per year and they feed on mother milk during first three weeks.
Unfortunately, owing to the amputated forearm, the mother cannot fly anymore. But its youngs will be released as soon as they start to fly.