Vilified Beasts: Reconsidering the Bat

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Nancy Simmons of the American Museum of Natural History; and Burton Lim of the Royal Ontario Museum discuss the evolutionary history of bats, why they are often vilified - especially amid this pandemic, their essential role in ecosystems, and factors that have led to endangerment. They dispel common myths about bats and tell what they love most about their jobs as chiropterologists.
Dispelling Myths About Bats
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