• Plant Evolved a Bat Beckoning Beacon

    The dish-shaped leaves emit a powerful echo that helps the bat locate the plant. Image via http://www.bbc.co.uk/ A rainforest vine has evolved dish-shaped leaves to attract the bats that pollinate it, scientists have found. Tests revealed that the leaves were supremely efficient at bouncing back the sound pulses the flying mammals used to ...

  • Kids and Animals

    Good on you Martin, tell them the truth about the importance of our bats. Martin from gecko Wildlife Presentations is my hero. For years Martin has brought our native animals into close personal contact with kids in Brisbane that may well never get to see them ...

  • Hendra Virus

    THE key to unlocking the mysteries of the Hendra virus lies in the protected flying foxes which host the deadly disease. It is not known exactly how these seemingly harmless mammals transmit the virus to horses but scientists are fairly sure the native bats are the source. The mortality rate in ...

  • Christmas Island Pipistrelle

    In July, Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett announced $1.5m in funding to help Christmas Island's ecosystems with some of it to go towards saving the threatened pipistrelle from extinction.  Volunteers will attempt to capture remaining specimens from which to establish a captive breeding program. Sadly the ...

The dish-shaped leaves emit a powerful echo that helps the bat locate the plant. Image via http://www.bbc.co.uk/ A rainforest vine has evolved dish-shaped leaves to attract the bats that pollinate it, scientists have found. Tests revealed that the leaves were supremely efficient at bouncing back the sound pulses the flying mammals used to ...

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150 cute aren't they the pale one is little Elfie she is cute and she knows it.... To provide the best practices medical care to all species of sick, injured, and orphaned Bats. To create an environment that educates and inspires the general public to accept Bats and other native fauna ...

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Kids and Animals

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Good on you Martin, tell them the truth about the importance of our bats. Martin from gecko Wildlife Presentations is my hero. For years Martin has brought our native animals into close personal contact with kids in Brisbane that may well never get to see them ...

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New Bats Today

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Dr Les Hall, a world authority on Australian Bats and I spent a great day shooting bats for our new book due out later this year. The Tube-nosed Bat has rarely been photographed eating or in its food trees. The Large-footed Myotis, the only ...

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Hendra Virus

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THE key to unlocking the mysteries of the Hendra virus lies in the protected flying foxes which host the deadly disease. It is not known exactly how these seemingly harmless mammals transmit the virus to horses but scientists are fairly sure the native bats are the source. The mortality rate in ...

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