Baturday News is a weekly blog written by Rachael, a 7th grade student and Save Lucy volunteer. Rachael’s interest in bats was sparked by the big brown bats that use the outside of her home for a winter roost. Her family has cheerfully hosted this wild colony for years.

Hi Everyone! In honor of the World Cup, I thought it would be nice to research some bats from the 2 countries that are finalists. The first country is Germany. The German word for bat is fledermaus. I thought this little German bat was very cute. It’s a picture of a Greater Mouse-eared Bat roost. [photo unavailable]

The second country is Argentina. The Spanish word for bat is murciélago. Since everyone is afraid of vampire bats, I thought it would be nice for everyone to see how cute they are. This is a White-winged Vampire Bat. Look at that cute little face!

A photograph of a white-winged vampire bat.
A white-winged vampire bat. Transferred from en.wikipedia; transferred to Commons by User:Sreejithk2000 using CommonsHelper.

For another fun look at vampire bats check out this live vampire bat cam from the Organization for Bat Conservation.– via Common Vampire Bat | OBC.–Ed.

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  1. TMC July 28, 2014 Reply

    Vampire bats suck blood. I think that’s gross
    -TMC

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