31 October: Bat migration at Kasanka National Park, Zambia

African straw‐coloured fruit bats in Kasanka National Park, Zambia

Photo from Richter and Cumming (2008).

 

Celebrate Halloween and watch this video of the Kasanka bat migration. Up to 8 million straw-coloured fruit bats  migrate to a clump of riverine forest in Kasanka National Park, Zambia, each year. Satellite telemetry has demonstrated that the bats travel to and from the Congo Basin.

Watch the video…

 

 

Also check out the following journal articles about the bats:

 

 

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