The Bat Scientists

The Bat Scientists

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Dr. Merlin Tuttle and his colleagues at Bat Conservation International aren't scared of bats. These bat crusaders are fascinated by them, with good reason. Bats fly the night skies in nearly every part of the world, but they are the least studied of all mammals. As the major predator of night-flying insects, bats eat many pests. Unfortunately bats are facing many problems, including a terrifying new disease. White-nose Syndrome is infecting and killing millions of hibernating bats in North America. But Dr. Tuttle, with the help of his fellow bat scientists are in the trenchesa€”and cavesa€”on the front line of the fight to save their beloved bats.Hanging between some leaves is a mother red bat. Three babies cling to her, purring as they nurse and nuzzle. Red bats are one of the few bat species that have more than one pup at a time. All that extra weight makes it hard for a mom to getanbsp;...

Title:The Bat Scientists
Author:Mary Kay Carson
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2010-09-06


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