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Egyptian fruit bat walk-through exhibit in the crypt, 2019-10-05

Egyptian fruit bat walk-through exhibit in the crypt, 2019-10-05
    • gentle lemur
      Not for the faint-hearted o_O
    • KevinB
      @gentle lemur It is somewhat creepy in there indeed, and the bats do in fact fly fairly closely to visitors, something I experienced in there myself.

      However I personally was far more creeped out and disturbed by some of the bizarre objects in the nearby Treasure Cave.
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    • snowleopard
      This is a very good photo, as it is extremely dark in there and so any kind of photography is a challenge. A fantastic exhibit with free-flying bats all around the place!
    • KevinB
      @snowleopard My current camera is pretty good in terms of getting photos in low light conditions and I used a shutter speed that was getting fairly close to the edge of what I can do while hand-holding the camera and not using any support.

      I also admit that I slightly altered this image digitally, making it a bit lighter than the original was to show things well enough without diverging too far from the original (or at least I think I did that).

      That said, I agree with you that it is a great exhibit with the free-flying bats - and quite a unique one too given the environment of the old cellar/crypt.
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    • FunkyGibbon
      I think in every nocturnal bat walkthrough the bats will come very, very close to visitors' heads in the air.
    • KevinB
      @FunkyGibbon True, but this is actually one of very few bat walk-throughs I have seen in the 50 zoos I have visited. Usually bats are kept behind glass. The only other walk-through bat exhibit I have seen was at Mondo Verde in the Netherlands, where they keep Egyptian fruit bats free-ranging in their tropical hall (although I only saw them at feeding time).
    • FunkyGibbon
      @KevinB Fair enough :) I can think of a few, but I suppose not that many really.
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