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Durrell: Going Batty for Bats and Lemurs

In the final chapter of my visit to the Durrell Wildlife Park I continue on the last leg of the park through the Island Bat Roost to Lemur Lake and finally to the Gerald Durrell Story exhibition. Much like the gorilla enclosure, the Island Bat Roost was built with the help of over 400 people…

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8 Animal Myths Debunked

Down through the ages people have passed along their fears, phobias and misconceptions concerning animals.  Most fears and phobias stem from a sense of the unknown; a fear of what you don’t know or understand.  In turn, misconceptions are drawn.  And so I’ve chosen from the plethora of animal myths that I’ve faced over the years…

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Bird Kingdom

Imagine a flock of stunning scarlet ibis flying overhead, a laughing kookaburra, a frenzy of hungry bats and a drink of tea in a 150 year old Javan house and that’s just a sample of the wonders of Niagara Fall’s Bird Kingdom. The building where the Bird Kingdom calls home has a long history of…

…More from Asia Quest

The exhibit Asia Quest at the Columbus Zoo houses even more animals than we’ve already touched on.  In what looks like a large Japanese-style room you find large bats, giant fruit bats and golden mantled bats.  Of those who have a fear of bats these particular bats are some of the most charming looking, with…