Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Kasanka Bat Migration!

Cattle Egret in Kasanka National Park

Puku and Baboons grazing

Kasanka is known for it's Sitatunga, tough to see them anywhere else

Weaver bird

Elephants. We saw 17 one evening. 3 of those had poaching injuries.

Bat forest in Kasanka. The fruit bats, or flying foxes, migrate around central
Africa and congregate in Kasanka during the end of the year. They sleep
in about 1 hectare of swamp. 8 million 1 pound fruit bats.

Went during a full moon.

Which was gorgeous.

Each night they come to feed on local fruit trees.

1 comment:

  1. Great shots! Would you add your bat photos as a citizen-science observation to the AfriBats project on iNaturalist?:

    AfriBats will use your observations to better understand bat distributions and help protect bats in Africa.

    Please locate your picture on the map as precisely as possible to maximise the scientific value of your records.

    Many thanks!