The Secret Lives of Bats
My Adventures With the World's Most Misunderstood MammalsBook - 2015
From menacing moonshiners and armed bandits to charging elephants and man-eating tigers, Merlin Tuttle has stopped at nothing to find and protect bats on every continent they inhabit. Enamored of bats ever since discovering a colony in a cave as a boy, Tuttle saw how effective photography could be in persuading people not to fear bats, and he has spent his career traveling the world to document them.
Few people realize how sophisticated and intelligent bats are. Tuttle shares research showing that frog-eating bats can identify frogs by their calls, that vampire bats have a social order similar to that of primates, and that bats have remarkable memories. Bats also provide enormous benefits by eating crop pests, pollinating plants, and carrying seeds needed for reforestation. They save farmers billions of dollars annually and are essential to a healthy planet.
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An ecologist, conservationist and wildlife photographer explains why bats are misunderstood and should not be feared, and discusses how highly intelligent they are, their social order which is similar to that of primates and how they eat crop pests and pollinate plants. 20,000 first printing.
An ecologist, conservationist, and wildlife photographer explains why bats are misunderstood, discussing their high intelligence, social order, and benefits to agriculture.
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Not the human caped crusaders, we are talking the furry ones here, called Mexican Free-Tailed Bats. They live here in Pima County, and throughout the western United States during the warm months, and spend the winter in Mexico. https://www.facebook.com/laepperson/videos/vb.1634325857/10212042491650968/?type=2&theater This spectacular video of Tucson's Campbell Ave bridge colony of free-tail… (more)