To Know Bats Is to Love Them

25-year-old Merlin with the Yanomami in the Amazon Rainforest of Venzuela

“To Know Bats Is to Love Them” is a short Q&A piece in National Geographic Daily News with Merlin by science writer Susan McGrath, recounting highlights from his life’s experiences studying and conserving bats. It also addresses recent threats from exaggerated media reporting of diseases potentially associated with bats. Check it out and thanks in advance for your comments–we truly value them!

 

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