Five awesome bat videos for National Bat Week!
Bat week 2014 has just begun and already some amazing bat videos are being shared around the web. Here are five of my favorites that I have come across so far.
1. Batman and Superman join forces to help save the bats
Hollywood is finally joining the crusade to save our bats! Stars of the new Batman and Superman movies, Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck and Amy Adams, tell us why it's important to save bats. Check out the Save the Bats Campaign.
2. Bats: Wonders of the Night
If you collected every species of mammal on earth, one in four would be a bat. Isn't that amazing? The team at It's Ok to Be Smart explores the world of bats and visits the largest bat colony in the world —Bracken Cave in Texas.
3. What is happening to North America's bats? Learn about White-nose Syndrome.
White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a disease caused by a fungus, Geomyces destructans, that is threatening cave-hibernating bat populations in North America. Learn more about white-nose syndrome and the efforts made by U.S. National Park Service respond to this deadly disease.
4. Are You Afraid Of Bats? Meet a ghost bat!
Bats are often portrayed as villainous, dark natured animals but in reality even the strangest of the bat family have their place. Meet Patrick, an Australian ghost bat who definitely does not live up to his scary name.
5. Into the Bat Caves of Kenya: Pt. I
This video made me so jealous! Join Emily Graslie from Chicago's Field Museum as she accompanies bat researcher Bruce Patterson on a field expedition into the bat caves of Kenya. Just awesome.
Have you seen any other awesome bat videos this week? Let me know so I can share them!