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Success in Panama!
During both weeks of our workshops, we encountered periodic rain showers, keeping the normally hot, dry-season temperatures far more comfortable […]
Major Addresses Reach Leadership Audiences from Brazil to Chile
By Paula Tuttle 12/3/17 While the public continues to be pummeled with scary claims of dire threats of disease from […]
Education is Key to Flying Fox Survival
Merlin Tuttle 10/25/17 In response to the Mongabay article of August 29 titled, “Bats and viruses: Beating back a bad reputation,” Dr. Sheema Abdul […]
A Terrifying Time for Bats
A Terrifying Time for Bats By Merlin Tuttle 7/2/17 The past month has seen a virtual explosion of premature speculation […]
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This is a rarely seen species that is widespread throughout much of Southeast Asia. In Thailand these bats roost in […]View Now
Painted Bat (Kerivoula picta) in flight.
This cave shelters the world’s largest remaining bat colony, some 10 – 20 million bats. They consume 100 to 200 […]View Now
Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) emerging from Bracken Cave.
Black woolly bat (Kerivoula furva) capturing an oriental leafworm moth (Spodoptera litura) in Taiwan. This is one of Australasia’s most […]View Now
Black woolly bat (Kerivoula furva)
An adult male Wahlberg’s epauletted fruit bat (Epomophorus wahlbergi) with his cheek pouches full of figs in Kenya. These bats […]View Now
Wahlberg’s epauletted fruit bat (Epomophorus wahlbergi)
A Lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae) pollinating organ pipe cactus in the Sonoran Desert of northwestern Mexico.View Now
Lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae)
An adult male Chapin’s free-tailed bat (Chaerephon chapini) in Zimbabwe, Africa. The crest is hidden beneath body fur except during […]View Now