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!
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.