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In Memory of Fred the Fruit Bat

Content and photo courtesy of Organization for Bat Conservation  Last week, we lost an integral piece of our organization. Fred the Malayan Flying Fox was a wonderful bat that served as a unrivaled ambassador for his species. With a kind and inquisitive demeanor, Fred captured the hearts of many here at the Bat Zone. Though

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Dracula Day with Bat Org!

Come celebrate Dracula Day with the Organization for Bat Conservation as we host a live chat on May 26th at 1 pm PT/ 4 pm ET!  Join us as we talk with Ian Ableson, Education Specialist at OBC, as we discuss vampire bats, among other things! Post your questions for Ian in this blog post and tune in

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Bat Chat Friday!

You know what would make this Friday, May 19th, the best? A Bat Chat with our favorite bat folks, The Organization for Bat Conservation! Tune in May 19th at 2 pm ET / 11 am PT when we go live with OBC director Aja Marcato in recognition of Endangered Species Day. Learn more about the different

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Learn About Vampire Bats!

By Ian Ableson, Education Specialist Vampires! Campfire stories and Hollywood alike have provided us with a very striking mental image of what that word should mean. Most people have at least heard of the animal associated with that name as well. But what are Vampire bats really like? Are they as terrifying as the legends would have

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Live Chat On Bat Appreciation Day!

Monday, April 17th is Bat Appreciation Day! And while we at explore appreciate bats every day on our Bat Cams, we’re giving a little extra attention to Seba’s Short-Tailed Fruit Bats when our partners at Organization for Bat Conservation join us for a live chat at 3:30pm ET / 12:30pm PT that day. OBC tells