• 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 ...

—Just like human children, bat pups may amuse themselves by saying the equivalent of "goo goo ga ga." Video: Fishing Bats Battle Catfish in Belize (July 24, 2006) Video: Vampire Bats Hunt by Sound of Victims' Breath, Study Says (June 19, 2006) Vampire Bats: Video, ...

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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 ...

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Rescue Story - Canungra Baby Bat Disater Relief November 2008 On the 20th and 21st of November, severe storms with clyclonic-like winds his isolated ares of the Gold Coast hinterland. Associated with the arrival of these severe storms was an apparent rare and natural, but very unfortunate event which occurred at ...

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