Saturday, July 24, 2010

Batty for Bats

Cranbrook Institute of Science is home to Bat Zone.  We visited the museum and toured Bat Zone.  It was very interesting.  We learned a lot about bats and the guide dispelled quite a few myths (e.g. young feral cats/kittens are a bigger rabies threat, bats die from rabies whereas some animals are carriers of the disease, human blood makes vampire bats sick, microbats use echolocation and megabats do not).  We also saw some interesting exhibits in the museum including dinosaur skeletons, gemstones, and information of evolution.
In front of a fruit bat enclosure

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