Bats at the Oregon Zoo
in Washington Park
Portland, Oregon

Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera whose forelimbs form webbed wings; they are the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. Bats are more manoeuvrable than birds, using their very long spread-out digits which are covered with a thin membrane or patagium.Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera whose forelimbs form webbed wings; they are the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. Bats are more manoeuvrable than birds, using their very long spread-out digits which are covered with a thin membrane or patagium. [from wikipedia]
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Upside Down
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(Date Photographed: 14:22:47 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Saturday 30 December 2017)
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Bats hung upside down from a screen at the top of their enclosure. They gathered into groups, perhaps to increase body warmth.


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Video Walking
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(Date Photographed: 14:24:18 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A brief video showing the bats at the Oregon Zoo walking across the ceiling of their enclosure.


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Single Bat
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(Date Photographed: 14:25:21 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A single bat hung from the ceiling, separate from the large group of bats.


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Bat Cave Washed
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(Date Photographed: 14:25:49 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A person used a mop to clean the floor and fake rocks inside the bats' enclosure.


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