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A Terrifying Time for Bats
A Terrifying Time for Bats By Merlin Tuttle 7/2/17 The past month has seen a virtual explosion of premature speculation […]
New Bat House Research Project
Loss of natural homes in caves and old-growth forests is one of the greatest causes of bat decline worldwide. Unfortunately, […]
Response to Inappropriate Coverage of Bats and Ebola in Smithsonian Publication
Response to Smithsonian story, “Can Saving Animals Prevent the Next Deadly Pandemic?” Merlin Tuttle 5/9/17 Lorraine Boissoneault’s story, Can […]
Updated Wind Energy Resources
Updated Wind Energy Resources By Merlin Tuttle 4/3/17 Next to irrational fear, wind power production now poses the greatest threat […]
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Truth About Bats and Disease, Discussion with Merlin Tuttle
Citizen Scientists: In Search of Bats
What DID Austin, TX and Phnom Penh, Cambodia have in common? Bats!
Dr. Merlin Tuttle hand-feeding Hardwicke’s woolly bat
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This is a rarely seen species that is widespread throughout much of Southeast Asia. In Thailand these bats roost in […]View Now
Painted Bat (Kerivoula picta) in flight.
This cave shelters the world’s largest remaining bat colony, some 10 – 20 million bats. They consume 100 to 200 […]View Now
Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) emerging from Bracken Cave.
A new species of woolly bat (Kerivoula sp?) capturing an oriental leafworm moth (Spodoptera litura) in Taiwan. This is one […]View Now
A new species of woolly bat (Kerivoula sp?)
An adult male Wahlberg’s epauletted fruit bat (Epomophorus wahlbergi) with his cheek pouches full of figs in Kenya. These bats […]View Now
Wahlberg’s epauletted fruit bat (Epomophorus wahlbergi)
A spectral bat (Vampyrum spectrum) from Costa Rica. This is the largest New World bat, with a wingspan of nearly […]View Now
Spectral bat (Vampyrum spectrum)
An adult male Chapin’s free-tailed bat (Chaerephon chapini) in Zimbabwe, Africa. The crest is hidden beneath body fur except during […]View Now