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Follow the National Geographic team deep into the caves of Nicaragua, home to thousands of vampire bats.


Web Links

The Bat Cave
http://www2.torstar.com/rom/batcave/
Information about bats and ways to get involved in bat conservation

Bat Conservation International
http://www.batcon.org/
Information about bats and ways to get involved in bat conservation

The Buzbee Bat House Temperature Plot
http://www.batbox.org/
Huge list of links to bat pages around the world

Euro Bats
http://www.eurobats.org/index1.htm
The European bats homepage

Ometepe Biological Field Station
http://studyabroad.com/lasuerte/omtepe.html
Facts and figures on the flora and fauna of Nicaragua

The Wild Ones Bat Page
http://www.thewildones.org/Animals/bat.html
General bat info and specific information on fruit and vampire bats

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National Geographic Resources

Video
Creepy Creatures. 1998.

Book
Setzer, Henry W., contributor. National Geographic Book of Mammals. 1998.

Book
Wild Animals of North America. 1998.

Video
Night Stalkers. 1997.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Tuttle, Merlin D. “Saving North America’s Beleaguered Bats.” August 1995.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Tuttle, Merlin D. “Gentle Fliers of the African Night.” April 1986.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Tuttle, Merlin D. “Bats—The Cactus Connection.” June 1991.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Tuttle, Merlin D. “The Amazing Frog-Eating Bat.” January 1982.

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Additional Resources

Altringham, John D. Bats: Biology and Behavior. Oxford University Press, 1996.

Brown, David E. Vampiro: The Vampire Bat in Fact and Fantasy. High Lonesome Books, 1994.

Schober, Wilfried. The Bats of Europe and North America: Knowing Them, Identifying Them, Protecting Them. T.F.H. Publications, 1997.

Wilson, Don E. Bats in Question: the Smithsonian Answer Book. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997.

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