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Wuhan Officially Bans Eating Wild Animals

This. Is. Amazing. 

This is exactly what needed to happen and has officially happened! And Wuhan took it even a step further, the Chinese city is to become a ‘wildlife sanctuary’ where virtually all hunting of wild animals is banned… well, with the exception of measures for “scientific research, population regulation, monitoring of epidemic diseases and other special circumstances”.

But still, we consider this to be a huge step in the right direction. 

Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic announced the ban on May 20th, 2020, and as part of the ban, the city introduced stringent controls on the breeding of all wild animals, prohibiting any to be reared for food, CBS reported.

While the origins of the pandemic are still under investigation, one of the suspected sources is the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in the city which included a live animal section reportedly selling more than 30 species of animals including live wolf pups, golden cicadas, scorpions and civets. China closed the market in January.

Humane Society International’s China policy specialist, Dr Peter Li, said: “Wuhan’s ban on wildlife consumption is extremely welcome as a clear recognition that the public health risk of zoonotic disease spread via the wildlife trade must be taken very seriously if we are to avoid another pandemic.

There will however be no less severe of a disease risk from wildlife consumption in five years’ time, so anything short of a permanent and comprehensive ban is still a risk too far. Wuhan becomes the fourth city in mainland China to show such leadership, but we now need cities and countries across the world to step up to the plate and shut down the dangerous wildlife trade.”

Story via Independent.Co.Uk

This. Is. Amazing. 

This is exactly what needed to happen and has officially happened! And Wuhan took it even a step further, the Chinese city is to become a ‘wildlife sanctuary’ where virtually all hunting of wild animals is banned… well, with the exception of measures for “scientific research, population regulation, monitoring of epidemic diseases and other special circumstances”.

But still, we consider this to be a huge step in the right direction. 

Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic announced the ban on May 20th, 2020, and as part of the ban, the city introduced stringent controls on the breeding of all wild animals, prohibiting any to be reared for food, CBS reported.

While the origins of the pandemic are still under investigation, one of the suspected sources is the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in the city which included a live animal section reportedly selling more than 30 species of animals including live wolf pups, golden cicadas, scorpions and civets. China closed the market in January.

Humane Society International’s China policy specialist, Dr Peter Li, said: “Wuhan’s ban on wildlife consumption is extremely welcome as a clear recognition that the public health risk of zoonotic disease spread via the wildlife trade must be taken very seriously if we are to avoid another pandemic.

There will however be no less severe of a disease risk from wildlife consumption in five years’ time, so anything short of a permanent and comprehensive ban is still a risk too far. Wuhan becomes the fourth city in mainland China to show such leadership, but we now need cities and countries across the world to step up to the plate and shut down the dangerous wildlife trade.”

Story via Independent.Co.Uk

1. "A blocked entrance to Wuhan's Huanan market, where the coronavirus that can cause Covid-19 is believed to have first surfaced"

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2. Bats in cages at the Wuhan wildlife meat market

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3. "Workers wearing face masks operate a barbecue at a market in Wuhan in China"

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4. Amen to that!

Organism - Carrie Symonds O @carriesymonds Let's hope this remains the case Wuhan bans eating wild animals in crackdown on illegal wildlife trade Authorities in Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, have officially banned eating. hunting and breeding wild animals. A notice on the city's . S standard.co.uk 10:43 PM May 20, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

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Roundup Of Cute Bat Memes That Don’t Suck

Bats often get overlooked for how neat they are. Apart from just being adorable, they also consume insects which reduces the need for pesticides. The smallest bat in the world is called the Kitti’s hog-nosed bat at just under 2 inches in length, and the largest bat is the giant golden-crowned flying fox which has a wingspan of 5 feet 7 inches.

The more you know! (And have some more animal memes while you’re at it.)

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Font - WHO WOULD WIN? E1,00.00 A bat A global economic system with billions of interactions between suppliers and consumers that is propped up by every government and multinational organization

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Snout - Vo) 4G LTÉ 77% 12:54 1 week ago How lovely that we humans, a race that love petting things, live in a world full of creatures that love being petted. Truly marvelous. 1.2K E 34 VIEW 34 REPLIES

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Text - Humans: *use flashlight to navigate in the dark* Cats: *use well-built eyes* Bats:

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Organism - If you flip a photo of bats hanging upside down, they look like they're having a wicked dance-off.

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Cute Thread About Museum Discovering A Bat In Their Library

The Museum of English Rural Lifewent viral last month after sharing an adorable story about a mysterious visitor who appeared in their rare bookstore. The trespasser? A bat. As bats don’t belong in book archives, the staff worked together to help the accidental tourist safely escape the premises. It’s a great storytelling thread, and we’re pleased to say it has a happy ending. 

The Museum of English Rural Lifewent viral last month after sharing an adorable story about a mysterious visitor who appeared in their rare bookstore. The trespasser? A bat. As bats don’t belong in book archives, the staff worked together to help the accidental tourist safely escape the premises. It’s a great storytelling thread, and we’re pleased to say it has a happy ending. 

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Adorable Bat Makes Happy Noises While Being Petted

Stop the presses. This might be the cutest thing you’ll ever hear! 

We are absolutely melting at the sound of Jeddah’s squeaks while being pet!

In this video shot by Mandi Griffith, a care with Sydney Wildlife, we are introduced to Jeddah, a juvenile bat. 

“This is Jeddah. He loves to be tickled, petted and scratched. Look at that blissful face. Jeddah is a Grey-Headed Flying-Fox. I usually clip my videos quite short when it’s all one behaviour being shown, but this bliss went on and on and I just couldn’t bring myself to deprive you of any of the lengthy joy. I particularly loved the yawny and sniffy bits about half way through. And I love the curl of the tongue as he yawns.

 This bat was not releasable due to injuries.  He is in care with a vaccinated and licensed bat carer. This bat is not a pet.  He was a baby hand raised for release, and became an education animal. He is used to being handled.  He actively solicits attention and cuddles. There have been suggestions that this bat is terrified and the squeaks are not cute. This bat is in bliss and is able to get away from the carer at any time. He is choosing to be stroked. He solicits attention.”

Did you catch the bat smiling? If not, look closely! 

Stop the presses. This might be the cutest thing you’ll ever hear! 

We are absolutely melting at the sound of Jeddah’s squeaks while being pet!

In this video shot by Mandi Griffith, a care with Sydney Wildlife, we are introduced to Jeddah, a juvenile bat. 

“This is Jeddah. He loves to be tickled, petted and scratched. Look at that blissful face. Jeddah is a Grey-Headed Flying-Fox. I usually clip my videos quite short when it’s all one behaviour being shown, but this bliss went on and on and I just couldn’t bring myself to deprive you of any of the lengthy joy. I particularly loved the yawny and sniffy bits about half way through. And I love the curl of the tongue as he yawns.

 This bat was not releasable due to injuries.  He is in care with a vaccinated and licensed bat carer. This bat is not a pet.  He was a baby hand raised for release, and became an education animal. He is used to being handled.  He actively solicits attention and cuddles. There have been suggestions that this bat is terrified and the squeaks are not cute. This bat is in bliss and is able to get away from the carer at any time. He is choosing to be stroked. He solicits attention.”

Did you catch the bat smiling? If not, look closely! 

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Adorable Bat Makes Happy Noises While Being Pet

Stop the presses. This might be the cutest thing you’ll ever hear! 

We are absolutely melting at the sound of Jeddah’s squeaks while being pet!

In this video shot by Mandi Griffith, a care with Sydney Wildlife, we are introduced to Jeddah, a juvenile bat. 

“This is Jeddah. He loves to be tickled, petted and scratched. Look at that blissful face. Jeddah is a Grey-Headed Flying-Fox. I usually clip my videos quite short when it’s all one behaviour being shown, but this bliss went on and on and I just couldn’t bring myself to deprive you of any of the lengthy joy. I particularly loved the yawny and sniffy bits about half way through. And I love the curl of the tongue as he yawns.

 This bat was not releasable due to injuries.  He is in care with a vaccinated and licensed bat carer. This bat is not a pet.  He was a baby hand raised for release, and became an education animal. He is used to being handled.  He actively solicits attention and cuddles. There have been suggestions that this bat is terrified and the squeaks are not cute. This bat is in bliss and is able to get away from the carer at any time. He is choosing to be stroked. He solicits attention.”

Did you catch the bat smiling? If not, look closely! 

Stop the presses. This might be the cutest thing you’ll ever hear! 

We are absolutely melting at the sound of Jeddah’s squeaks while being pet!

In this video shot by Mandi Griffith, a care with Sydney Wildlife, we are introduced to Jeddah, a juvenile bat. 

“This is Jeddah. He loves to be tickled, petted and scratched. Look at that blissful face. Jeddah is a Grey-Headed Flying-Fox. I usually clip my videos quite short when it’s all one behaviour being shown, but this bliss went on and on and I just couldn’t bring myself to deprive you of any of the lengthy joy. I particularly loved the yawny and sniffy bits about half way through. And I love the curl of the tongue as he yawns.

 This bat was not releasable due to injuries.  He is in care with a vaccinated and licensed bat carer. This bat is not a pet.  He was a baby hand raised for release, and became an education animal. He is used to being handled.  He actively solicits attention and cuddles. There have been suggestions that this bat is terrified and the squeaks are not cute. This bat is in bliss and is able to get away from the carer at any time. He is choosing to be stroked. He solicits attention.”

Did you catch the bat smiling? If not, look closely! 

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Story Of A Bat Named Lil’ Drac Told Through Gifs

Say “hello” to the cutest little short-tailed fruit bat named Lil’ Drac! Lil’ Drac is an orphan that is being hand-raised by Bat World Sanctuary.  

Bat World Sanctuary rescues hundreds of mistreated bats every year. It is a non-profit, accredited organization that gives lifetime sanctuary to non-releasable bats, including those that are labeled orphan, injured, and retired from exotic pet trades, zoos and even research facilities.

Lil’ Drac’s mother was sadly another casualty from zoo closure happening across the US. His mother was young, stressed from the conditions in which she was being kept, trauma of being captured and transferred to an unfamiliar environment. Due to all this, she abandoned Lil’ Drac right after he was born. Lil’ Drac was found “on the padded floor of the indoor flight enclosure at Bat World Sanctuary, curled up in a little ball.”

For all of their bat updates, photos and more, check out their Facebook BatWorld.

Also, Lil’ Drac now has a book, for all you bat lovers out there! 

Story via Bat World Sanctuary

Say “hello” to the cutest little short-tailed fruit bat named Lil’ Drac! Lil’ Drac is an orphan that is being hand-raised by Bat World Sanctuary.  

Bat World Sanctuary rescues hundreds of mistreated bats every year. It is a non-profit, accredited organization that gives lifetime sanctuary to non-releasable bats, including those that are labeled orphan, injured, and retired from exotic pet trades, zoos and even research facilities.

Lil’ Drac’s mother was sadly another casualty from zoo closure happening across the US. His mother was young, stressed from the conditions in which she was being kept, trauma of being captured and transferred to an unfamiliar environment. Due to all this, she abandoned Lil’ Drac right after he was born. Lil’ Drac was found “on the padded floor of the indoor flight enclosure at Bat World Sanctuary, curled up in a little ball.”

For all of their bat updates, photos and more, check out their Facebook BatWorld.

Also, Lil’ Drac now has a book, for all you bat lovers out there! 

Story via Bat World Sanctuary

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Celebrate International Bat Night With These Adorable Baby Bats Gifs

International Bat Night is celebrated annually on August 27th. It was established to help promote the good image of bats, and to help start creating some clarity on the facts about them above and beyond the rumors and Hollywood image. We think these adorable gifs of baby bats will do the work. 

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Bats Use Leaves As Mirrors To Find Camouflaged Insects

Until this discovery, scientists thought it was a sensory impossibility for bats to be able to locate silent, still insects on the back of leaves using echolocation. While echolocation allows bats to determine the shape, size and location of their surroundings, scientists believed that if insects stayed still among tree leaves, the bat’s echolocation call would bounce off the leaf and echo to the bat as a solid surface, hiding the insect (which is known as acoustic camouflage). 

Scientists were stumped at how bats got around this acoustic camouflage and located the insects, until they looked at the way bats approach the leaves. The scientists learned that when the bats approached the leaves at angles of 30 degrees or greater, the acoustic camouflage vanished and the leaves became acoustic mirrors instead. 

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