Category archives for bat

WNS Update

Following up on the previous white-nose syndrome blog, WNS has now been confirmed in Missouri. The article is about their monitoring program and does not mention the find, but our sources tell us there was recent PCR-confirmation of Geomyces destructans in samples taken from suspect bats in Missouri as part of this monitoring program. One…

White-Nose Syndrome

I hate to get all serious, but this is a topic near-and-dear to me, and one that needs more publicity. And while Zooillogix readers are intelligent and well-informed (and smoking hot, I might add), I want to be sure everyone is aware of the progress and potential of this epidemic. Plus, I know I’m not…

“Sorry for Partying.” -Fruit Bat

It turns out I have more in common with my favorite animal than I thought. NOTE: Usually I find an article and then regurgitate it into the cheeping mouths of our readers in my own words. In this case, I kind of like how the article was written in the first place, so I’m just…


Andrew just sent me some footage he shot of Benny this past weekend:

Oral sex is a rarity in the animal kingdom with just a handful of species (humans, bonobos) who participate in the act. Well, move over high-functioning primates because there’s a new, high-fellating mammal on the bj circuit, the short-nosed fruit bat. Yeah, we get it, “short-nosed…” We seriously can’t make this stuff up. Random Fact…

Bat Loose in Congress

They’re nocturnal. They live in caves. They use ecolocution. BREAKING NEWS: BAT LOOSE IN CONGRESS

The Song of the Bat

Ok, so here’s the deal. I love bats. Always have. Always will. In fact, until I was about 14, I wanted to be a bat scientist. I then realized that bat scientists have to take a lot of classes that require a lot of lab work and I hastily changed my goal to becoming a…

Award-Winning Animal Shots

Ok, so there isn’t much scientific merit to this, but who cares? Bats are my (Benny’s) favorite animals! This shot of an insectivorous bat won the prestigious British Visions of Science and Technology award. Keep reading for some more sweet zoological shots from the competition’s “Short List,” and definitely check out their website.

A Maclaud’s horseshoe bat (being held in a glove) poses for the ladies… For the first time, scientists photographed a Maclaud’s horseshoe bat in the forests of Guinea in West Africa. These bats had not been seen in the wild in over 40 years. The featured photo was snapped by German biologist Natalie Webber, who…

Good God Almighty….(From Sir David Attenborough’s “Life in the Undergrowth”)[youtube=] Add to: Slashdot del.icio.usredditnewsvineY! MyWeb