Earth Day, Bat Day

Good story on new discoveries of bats.  The more we destroy their habitat the more we can “enjoy” the consequences–like Pandemics!  Maybe we should learn something?

Bruce Patterson, curator of mammals at Chicago’s Field Museum tells us:

“[Covid] originated in a horseshoe bat in China. There are 25 or 30 species of horseshoe bats in China, and no one can determine which one was involved. We owe it to ourselves to learn more about them and their relatives.”

“These bats have a place in nature and perform essential ecological functions, and we can’t let our terror of Covid cause us to pull apart natural ecological systems.”

 

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