All about bats
By Tracie Hornung
Over the years, Rowena Wildlife Clinic has treated injured bats. I remember a time while working at the clinic when I saw one of Dr. Cypher’s recovering bat patients. It was so small I don’t know how she was even able to attend to it. (Obviously, Dr. Cypher is very talented!) And happily, that tiny mammal was successfully released back into the wild.
Historically maligned, bats are finally getting some appreciation. As an article from Defenders of Wildlife states, “If you’ve ever enjoyed chocolate, mangoes, guava, wild bananas, or avocados, you might want to thank a bat!” That’s because bats are important pollinators. They even play a role in the production of rum and tequila. However, like many species of wildlife these days, some bat species face serious threats to their survival, including White-Nose Syndrome.
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