- On the Cover
- Bat Workers of the British Isles: A Report from Wales
- Learning about Bats, London-Style
- The Evolving Role of American Zoos in Bat Conservation
- Behind the Scenes of the Metro Washington Park Zoo’s Bat Exhibit
- Zuri Retires at the San Antonio Zoo
- GUANO: BATS’ GIFT to GARDENERS
- Members in Action: Randall Foy
- Conservation Dollars, the Easy Way!
- Volunteer Opportunity
- Wish List
- Members-Only Nights at Bracken Cave this Summer
The Straw-colored fruit bat (Eidolon helvum) is a gregarious species widely distributed throughout Africa. It roosts in tall trees, often in busy villages and towns, and sometimes with hundreds of thousands of bats at one location. Straw-colored bats are key seed dispersers and pollinators for many African trees and shrubs, yet they are frequently misunderstood and harassed. As people begin to understand them better, some colonies are becoming tourist attractions.
Photo by Merlin D. Tuttle