Meet the Fruit Bats
When your eyes get used to the dark, you’ll soon spot the star attraction; a colony of free flying Egyptian fruit bats. Don’t worry, they are unlikely to fly into you! They’ve got a clever way of navigating in the dark that means they know when they are getting near to an object.
Learn fascinating facts about your new furry friends from a member of staff - he or she will be happy to answer any burning bat questions. What do they eat? Why do they hang upside down in caves? How do they communicate?
You’ll be glad you braved the bat cave. What an adventure!
- Egyptian fruit bats use echolocation to navigate their way around in the dark. Listen out for the slow clicking noises they make with their tongues. The clicks speed up dramatically when they approach an object. It’s this clever device that means they are unlikely to fly into you!