Bats, Camera, Action!
The Year of the Bat Photo Contest was successfully concluded in October after the submission deadline was extended until 15th September 2011. The wonderful array of pictures were put to our judging panel, the members of which werethe Year of the Bat Ambassadors, Dr. Merlin D. Tuttle, Prof. Paul Racey and Dr. Rodrigo Medellín, Ms. Julia Hanmer of BCT and Ms. Susan Kwasniak of BCI. The judging was on a point based and two round system where in the first round the finalists were selected. The second scoring round was to determine the ranking. No names or any other personal information of the entrants were made available to the judges at any time during the session. The judges were made aware of the details after the results were announced at the North American Symposium on Bat Research (NASBR) on the 28th of October 2011.
We express our sincere gratitude to our judges and all participants and also take this opportunity to say - CONGRATULATIONS!
Year of the Bat Events! Highlight of Events from Autumn/Winter 2011
Year of the Bat Events!
Highlight of Events from Autumn/Winter 2011
Johannesburg Zoo’s Batty October
Contributor: Candice Segal
During October, Johannesburg Zoo celebrated Bat Month with a series of public talks and bat catching events organized with the Bat Interest Group of Gauteng. The bat catching event provided a good opportunity for guests to see free living Cape Serotine bats and Seba’s Short tailed bats in the new enclosure, “Temple of the Ancients”. Public talks were aimed at dispelling common myths and shining light upon the importance of bats. On the 29th, Halloween was celebrated with the display and talk on bat boxes followed by a fund raising event.
Bats in the News! Highlights from Autumn/Winter 2011
Bats in the News!
Highlights from Autumn/Winter 2011