Bats Are Important For So Many Reasons.
In this fascinating talk by Emma Teeling we learn a little more about the importance of bats not only to our eco-systems but also of the importance of bats for the studies of their genome systems being the key to a variety of human ailments like blindness and deafness and also for our never ending quest to live longer.
Do you know how long a bat can live?
Do you know what will happen if bats become extinct?
Do you love bats? Well I do BUT…
In Western society, bats are often characterized as creepy, even evil. Zoologist Emma Teeling encourages us to rethink our attitude toward bats, whose unique and fascinating biology gives us insight into our own genetic makeup. (Filmed at TEDxDublin.) Ted.com
So what are the secrets that our much maligned bats hold?
The Secret of the Bat Genome
Well I’m not sure about you but it’s one more great reason for putting up some bat boxes around your house and garden and help preserve this precious species. They certainly do need our help!