Latest Fruit Bats Stories

2011-09-14 11:32:47

A new study reveals that the way fruit bats use biosonar to 'see' their surroundings is significantly more advanced than first thought.

2011-08-16 07:10:00

For many animals, the ability to successfully navigate a landscape is not just a matter of convenience – their very survival depends on it.

2010-05-11 13:16:46

Bats’ remarkable ability to ‘see’ in the dark uses the echoes from their own calls to decipher the shape of their dark surroundings.

2009-01-23 16:08:28

An Australian orchard grower said fruit bats are decimating his crop and not even the drone of his bagpipes can scare them away. Bob Johnson and his wife, Sue, said the Queensland state government passed environmentalist-backed legislation last year to stop orchard growers from shooting bats, leaving them with few options to protect their crop, the Brisbane Courier-Mail reported Friday. Johnson said he tried playing his bagpipes to scare away the bats but they were unmoved by his Scottish...

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.