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Thinking of spring…

 Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! As you know, it is the goal of every wildlife rescuer to rehabilitate the animals in their care and release them back into the wild as soon as possible. For bat rehabilitators caring for bats during the winter months, this means keeping bats healthy until […]

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What the guano knows

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! There is a secluded cave in the forests of northwestern Jamaica that holds information of how the environment has changed since the early Bronze Age. Bat guano may not seem important; however, it holds details of what the bats were eating along with what their […]

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Flying through hoops!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! I found an interesting article about helping bats that are hibernating in caves. Torpor, a state of lowered body temperature and much slower metabolism, is very important for cave hibernating bats. This torpor is often interrupted by people who are happy to explore underground, which […]

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Skulls R cool!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! I read a very interesting article about a study dedicated to finding what types of evolutionary forces help shape animals. A group of biologists at the University of Washington researched the diversity of bat skulls. The researchers used scans of skulls of over 200 bat […]

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Fight the Fungus!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! I am very excited for Thanksgiving break! I get almost a whole week off school! Then it’s only three more weeks until Winter Vacation!  I have some interesting news to share with you all today. White Nose Syndrome has had a devastating impact on bat […]

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Freetails in Fiji

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! Mine was wonderful because I had Monday and Tuesday off of school because of Teacher Work Days! That means I had a four-day weekend to sleep late! I found an interesting article about bats in Fiji and how people are working to help them. There […]