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How does the bat find the tree? With a “cognitive” map!

As soon as the sun sets, hundreds of Egyptian fruit bats leave their cave and fly out, one-by-one, into the night. Their goal: trees bearing ripe fleshy fruits. They must consume more than twice their own body weight of this relatively uncommon and patchily-distributed resource... click to read more

  • David Shohami | PhD graduate at Movement Ecology Lab, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Views 380
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Nov 8, 2021
Bat genomes: unveiling the secrets of their superpowers

If you watch and listen carefully on a quiet summer's night in the open air, you might perceive some dark shadows flying around or hear some high-pitch chirps. Yes, you have probably guessed it right. These are bats who have just started their 'day' and... click to read more

  • Zixia Huang | Assistant Professor at School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Emma C. Teeling | Professor at School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Views 698
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 17, 2021