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By Kate Radford

A little batty

Next week is International Bat Week


Last updated 8/31/2022 at 5:01pm

USFWS photo by Ann Froschauer

A little brown bat roosts in an unidentified cave.

International Bat Week is celebrated annually on the last week of October, from the 24-31. Organized by Bat Conservation International and in partnership with groups like Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the event is meant to highlight the need for bat conservation and demonstrate the important role bats play in the ecosystem and economy.

Bats belong to the order Chiroptera and are the only m...

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