The golden-tipped bat has emerged the winner of Cosmos Australian Mammal of the Year 2023. The bat is in the competition for the first time this year. It wasn’t nominated last year, when the southern bent-wing bat was the winner.
The golden-tipped bat is a little-known species with a fascinating lifestyle.
Cosmos spoke to George Madani, an independent wildlife ecologist and champion of the golden-tipped bat for Australian Mammal of the Year, about the exciting outcome and what people might be surprised to learn about the golden-tipped bat.