Happy Halloween from our batty friends!

The bats and everyone at Forest Animal Rescue wish you a safe and happy Halloween!

Flying foxes

Five fun facts about bats:

  1. Some bat species eat an incredible number of insects including mosquitoes. They can eat as many as 1,200 insects in an hour!
  2. Other bats, like the ones at our sanctuary, are critical pollinators of seeds and fruits that we eat.
  3. Fruit-eating bats are very important for the dispersal of seeds. This is especially important for cleared and damaged rain forests.
  4. Bat droppings (guano) are a very effective fertilizer and when collected responsibly it can have a very positive effect on local economies.
  5. Believe it or not, bats can be good for local economies! An estimated 100,000 people visit a bridge in Austin, Texas to see the thousands of bats that live under the bridge come out to feed each night. This generates as much as $10,000,000 in tourism revenue each year!

Tony says happy Halloween too, but he’s not sharing his pumpkin…

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