20 bats were brought to the Bat Rehabilitation Center (at the Moscow Zoo) in the fall, where they spent the winter safely, hibernating. Now, with the warming, it's time to return them to their natural habitat. And they decided to do this in the specially protected territory of Serebryany Bor, where the volunteers hung up five houses the day before. The average width of the shelter is 30 cm, the height is 70 cm, the depth is 25 cm, the entrance gap is 1.5 cm.
Now 19 two-colored leather jackets and one ginger nocturnal get their own food. And they do it very dexterously, eating up to 200 harmful insects in one hour.
As reported to “KP” in the Bat Rehabilitation Center, all released animals are completely healthy. Some of them immediately flew away, while others looked around at first.
“There were even those who made a couple of circles over the volunteers as a sign of gratitude for their help,” the activists added. “All in all, about 100 bats of different species come to our Center every year. And most often it is a two-tone leather with the 1st category of rarity in the Red Book of Moscow.
But there are also other species (also in the Red Book). This is a water bat, and a red nocturnal, and a brown long-eared bat, and a forest bat, and Brandt's bat.
If a bat suddenly flew into your apartment, in no case touch it with your bare hands. An uninvited guest is an active carrier of various infections, up to and including coronavirus. Better to put on tight gloves, cover the mouse with a towel, put it in a box and take it outside.
You should not feed the bats with anything, it will take care of its own dinner. In case of a bite, immediately treat the wound with an antiseptic and see a doctor.
You don't need to kill the bat either. Let us recall again, it brings significant benefits to the natural environment, destroying mosquitoes, mosquitoes, blood-sucking insects, pests of crops and plantings.