A phtograph of Freda, a freetail bat loking out of her favorite fluffy, leopard spotted pouch.
Freda the freetail in her favorite roosting pouch.

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! Mine was awesome because, once again, I did not have a full week of school. That’s right! Friday was a “Teacher Work Day”, so I got to stay home. Monday is another one, so next week will be a 4 day week as well. Sometimes my life is amazing!

I found an article about a bat sanctuary in Mexico. Since it was in a Mexican magazine, it was written in Spanish. I do not speak Spanish. Like, really…barely a word. So, before I begin, I would like to thank Google Translate. And now for the wonderful news that I discovered in this article!

I am very happy to announce that The National Commission of Protected Natural Areas, a corporation in Mexico, is trying to create the first bat sanctuary in Mexico! The sanctuary is a wonderful idea in my opinion, and will be mainly for millions of Mexican Free-tailed bats. I don’t know if you all remember, but a few years ago, the Save Lucy Campaign had a surprise bat guest, Freda. Freda was one of the sweetest and sassiest Free-Tailed bats I have ever met. Of course, I’ve only met two, but I digress. I hope that this sanctuary will be able to help many bats like Freda.

Scientists are still searching for the best place for the sanctuary. They have managed to find seven ideal bat caves throughout the country. One of these caves, the Cueva de la Boca is already a beautiful summer home for a maternity colony of approximately five million Mexican Free-tailed bats. The Cueva de la Boca, used to be home to one of the largest Mexican Free-Tailed colonies in all of Mexico! After vandals found the cave, the population decreased. Hopefully, with a little help from The National Commission of Protected Natural Areas, the population will recover and the colony will once again be home to the largest Mexican Free-Tailed colony in Mexico.

If you would like to read the article, you can find it here

--Blogger Rachael

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