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All About Bats for Kids: Animal Videos for Children - FreeSchool

Bats may fly in the night, but there's no reason to fear these amazing mammals! Bats are one of the most common types of mammals on the planet and live on ...
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This Is How Bats Can Land Upside Down - Smithsonian

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When you think of a bat, chances are you're imagining it hanging upside down from a tree branch or a cave ceiling.
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Researchers find bats in Glacier National Park - Revelstoke Review

Parks Canada is excited to confirm Little Brown bat presence in the Nakimu cave system in Glacier National Park.
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Fungus That Causes Bat Disease Detected in Nebraska - NEBRASKALand Magazine

LINCOLN – The fungus known to cause white-nose syndrome (WNS) in hibernating bats, a disease that has decimated bat populations in the United States and Canada, was recently discovered for the first time in Nebraska. The fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans – or P. destructans – was detected in samples sent to researchers at the University of …
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Bat guano: It's good for the garden - Bend Bulletin

Bat guano: It's good for the garden - Bend Bulletin | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
PORTLAND — It was a dark and stormy night that brought the bats to Rose Villa. No, really.
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Black mouse-eared bat goes green: First case of a fruit-eating bat in the ... - Phys.Org

Black mouse-eared bat goes green: First case of a fruit-eating bat in the ... - Phys.Org | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
Out of more than 110 allegedly well-studied mouse-eared bat species, there turns out to be one that has been keeping its diet a mystery.
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Researchers find SARS-like virus that can jump from bats to humans - UPI.com

Researchers find SARS-like virus that can jump from bats to humans - UPI.com | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
Researchers identified a SARS-like virus that can jump from bats to humans, though it has not done so and scientists are unsure if it can spread among humans.
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Once plentiful, northeastern bats now threatened by mysterious white-nose syndrome - Phys.Org

Once plentiful, northeastern bats now threatened by mysterious white-nose syndrome - Phys.Org | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
For summer visitors at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, the show started at dusk.
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Researchers find vampire bats' saliva specially evolved for blood-feeding - Phys.Org

Researchers find vampire bats' saliva specially evolved for blood-feeding - Phys.Org | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
As the closest real-world cousin of a Halloween nightmare, the vampire bat is unique among vertebrates because it feeds only on the blood of other mammals. But according to new research from two Texas Tech University faculty ...
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Teen builds a condo that will house thousands of bats in Glacier Park - The Missoulian

COLUMBIA FALLS – You’ve heard of the Batcave, right? Well, a Columbia Falls teenager has a bat condo for you.
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Habitat for bats: Houses built for the flying mammals - Great Falls Tribune

Habitat for bats: Houses built for the flying mammals - Great Falls Tribune | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
Nationwide conservation effort aims to build 5,000 bat houses in a single day
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The Dutch town of Monster built a bridge that doubles as a bat habitat - Mother Nature Network (blog)

The Dutch town of Monster built a bridge that doubles as a bat habitat - Mother Nature Network (blog) | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
And just in time for Halloween, no less.
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How green cities make for more bats – and why that's actually a good thing - Washington Post

How green cities make for more bats – and why that's actually a good thing - Washington Post | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
The spooky animals are pretty good to have around.
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Why Female Vampire Bats Donate Blood to Friends - National Geographic

Why Female Vampire Bats Donate Blood to Friends - National Geographic | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
Bats use a complex social calculus when they share regurgitated meals, a new study suggests.
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Using Their Heavy Wings, Bats Flip Like an Acrobat to Land Upside-Down - Newswise (press release)

Using Their Heavy Wings, Bats Flip Like an Acrobat to Land Upside-Down - Newswise (press release) | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
Most bats roost by hanging from their feet, which means they must land upside down on cave ceilings. And to stick the landing, they employ similar mechanics as skateboarders and pirouetting figure skaters, according to a new study in PLOS Biology.
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Fungus that killed millions of bats found in Nebraska - Ruidoso News

Fungus that killed millions of bats found in Nebraska - Ruidoso News | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
The fungus known to cause deadly white-nose syndrome in hibernating bats was discovered for the first time in Nebraska.
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Give Us Guano or Give Us Death - OnEarth Magazine

Give Us Guano or Give Us Death - OnEarth Magazine | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
Bat poop sustains entire ecosystems in places where they wouldn’t exist otherwise. So when bats go, many cave-dwellers go with them.
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How to attract bats to your garden - Telegraph.co.uk

How to attract bats to your garden - Telegraph.co.uk | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
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It's not difficult to persuade birds to use nest boxes – heck, even I can do it. When it comes to bats, however, we are in different territory altogether.
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Resident endorses bats for bug control - ThisWeekNews

Applications are being accepted through Jan. 7 for deluxe bat habitats, which Dylan Williams of the Sharon Heights Community Association hopes to place in each of the nine Clintonville Area Commission districts.
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PGC uses cameras to protect bats - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

PGC uses cameras to protect bats - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
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Bat disease fungus found to be widespread in northeast China - Phys.Org

Bat disease fungus found to be widespread in northeast China - Phys.Org | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
Bats in northeast China are infected with the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome, a deadly disease that has decimated bat populations in North America since it first appeared in upstate New York in 2006.
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'Bat Week' ends with contribution to world record attempt in Bloomington - Minneapolis Star Tribune

'Bat Week' ends with contribution to world record attempt in Bloomington - Minneapolis Star Tribune | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
Workshop attendees were part of an international effort to make a record 5,000 bat houses.
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Strange New Bat Species Found in Museum Pickle Jar - Newsweek

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In 1983, researcher Charles Francis collected a bat in northeastern Borneo that was brought to London's Natural History Museum.
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Echolocation Not What We Thought? [BAT WEEK] - Nature World News

Echolocation Not What We Thought? [BAT WEEK] - Nature World News | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
Usually it's assumed that bats' impressive echolocating -- finding their way through darkness via echoes bounced off objects -- is done in a certain way. But a new study says it's actually a far simpler maneuver.
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Halloween PSA: More Bat Species Appearing On Endangered List, And Here's Why ... - Huffington Post

Halloween PSA: More Bat Species Appearing On Endangered List, And Here's Why ... - Huffington Post | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
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"Bats can form longterm friendships. They share information. They adopt orphans. They help others in need.
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