Bats In Africa: The Largest Mammal Migration In The World

The migration of 1.5 wildebeest in Africa is often referred to as the largest migration of mammals on Earth  The truth is that this only refers to land mammals. When bats migrate in Africa many millions begin to block out theFruit Bats Migrating in Kasanka National Park, Zambia (You Tube Image)Fruit Bats Migrating in Kasanka National Park, Zambia (You Tube Image) sky. British photographer Will Burrard-Lucas has documented these migrations in Kasanka National Park in Zambia in an astonishing series of photographs.

This large species of fruit bat has up to a 6-foot wingspan live in trees in the park -- an estimated 10 tons of bats per tree. As the sun goes down each evening, the bats leave the trees to spend the night hunting. With the dawn they migrate back into the trees to sleep the day away.

Most people think of bats as being black or dark brown, but this particular sub-species of fruit bat is more of a light golden brown. They can weigh up to 11 ounces and live for about 30 years in the wild.

To see Burrard-Lucas's photos, click here.

Source: Mail Online

Laurie Kay Olson
Animal News Blogger


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