Bats

Today I went to the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. They had one building where they had different “villain” creatures from movies and listed which movies they had starred in. So they had piranha, tarantulas (actually a bird-eating spider, which does not typically eat birds despite its name), and bats. But the bats weren’t in a cage, they were hanging from a tree inside the building. These bats were pretty big, but they were fruit bats, so they don’t suck blood or anything. The ones on the outside of the clump stay awake and watch for trouble while the ones in the middle snooze. In this picture it looks like they are all asleep, but they were actually moving around and opening their mouths some while we watched.

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