Junior wildlife club enjoyed learning about the Seychelles Sheath-tailed Bat. Gen Berry from ICS came to talk to us about Sousouri Bannann and how it is so endangered there are less than 100 left in the world, all in Seychelles. The children were horrified to hear this and wanted to know how they could help. Gen explained how the bats feed, roost and fly, where they live and how they use echolocation to “see” and find food in the dark. The children understood how special bats are, and what a great service they provide by eating lots of insects like mosquitoes, sandflies, beetles and moths. Everyone enjoyed dancing to the echolocation song, and making their own finger puppet bats to take home.
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