Bumblebee bat is Species of the Day

The smallest mammal in the world is EDGE Mammal number 49 and is today’s Species of the Day. This tiny bat weighs less than 2 grams. Its body is about the size of a large bumblebee, hence the common name “bumblebee bat”. This bat constitutes the sole known representative of an entire family of bats […]

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Researchers from the Institute of Zoology;  Dr Kate Jones and Alanna Maltby have just returned back from a recent trip to Thailand where they were part of a global team of bat experts who held a workshop on specific acoustic monitoring protocols and acoustic analysis. The workshop aimed to establish a long-term monitoring system that will be used […]

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How to watch Bumblebee bats harmlessly

Piyathip Piyapan our Thai EDGE Fellow currently studying the roost selection of Bumblebee bats  (otherwise known as Kitti’s hog-nosed bat) sent the EDGE Team the following information on the best non invasive way to view the species. Here is what she sent:  A number of tourists who visit Kanchanaburi Province, the only place where Kitti’s hog-nosed bat […]

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