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Bats are organic pest control

Bats are primary predators of serious crop and yard pests. They save farmers billions in annual agricultural losses, prevent need […]

Rainforests need bats!

Rainforests need bats, we need rainforests…you do the math! One bat can carry up to 60,000 seeds in a single […]

Dr. Merlin Tuttle hand-feeding Hardwicke’s woolly bat

Dr. Merlin Tuttle has tamed the Hardwicke’s woolly bat (from Malaysia) to eat mealworms out of his hand. When the […]

Merlin Tuttle shares bats with David Letterman

Over 30 years ago, Dr. Merlin Tuttle brought a few bats with him on the David Letterman Show. Late Night […]

Texas Legacy

The value of bats to agriculture. FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin

Merlin Tuttle – “Follow your passion” when setting your life’s course.”

Career advice for young people. FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin

Merlin Tuttle – “Killing Bats Threatens SE Asia’s Billion-Dollar Durian Industry”

Bats pollinate the king of fruits! FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin

Bats are power pollinators!

Hundreds of species of economically and/or ecologically important plants rely primarily on bats for pollination or seed dispersal, sometimes both. […]

Follow Merlin Tuttle through a tight squeeze!

Merlin Tuttle discovers a tree hollow full of bats in a rain forest. FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin

Bats are Austin’s favorite neighbors

These bats now attract millions of tourist dollars each summer and consume tons of insect pests each night, thanks to […]

Truth About Bats and Disease, Discussion with Merlin Tuttle

Merlin Tuttle, world renown bat expert, discusses the topic of recent disease scares and bats. FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin

Citizen Scientists: In Search of Bats

Merlin Tuttle, Geoffrey Gomes and Daniel Hargreaves share their personal stories of how they found their way to science as […]

What DID Austin, TX and Phnom Penh, Cambodia have in common? Bats!

Cambodia’s National Museum once offered an additional attraction–a huge bat colony. FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin

Finding, protecting, restoring bat caves with Merlin Tuttle


Merlin Tuttle introduces the importance of conserving bats

Les Chauves Souris D’algerie, Algerian Bat Group, held a bat workshop in Algeria, hosted by Professor Mourad Ahmim of the […]

Merlin Tuttle’s Keynote Address at NASBR Symposium 2016

46th Annual North American Society of Bat Research Symposium Keynote Address by Dr. Merlin Tuttle. San Antonio, Texas. October 13, […]

Question- “How do you get rid of bats”? Answer- “What’s the problem?”

Are you afraid of bats? FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin

Taming Wild Bats for Photography – Official Trailer

Merlin Tuttle on taming bats for photography. FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin

Merlin Tuttle training a bat

Merlin Tuttle training Malinda the Little big-eared bat (Micronycteris megalotis) to hand feed and come on call in Trinidad. She’s […]

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