The small bat flew more than 2,000 kilometers from London to Russia, where it died after a cat attack. According to the BBC News website, this is the longest recorded bats tail from Britain via Europe.
A human thumb-sized female park bat was found in the Biskov region of western Russia. On her wing was a London Zoo road sign. The creature, which weighed eight grams and flew 2018 kilometers, came under animal welfare after being discovered by a local in a small village. However, his previous cat attack was dangerous.
“It’s a remarkable and long journey from Britain to Europe that we know of. She’s actually an Olympian,” said Lisa Worledge, director of the British Bad Conservation Foundation. Bat Protection Trust. “His journey is another part of an amazing scientific discovery and bat migration puzzle. The movements of park bats between England and the UK and the continent are often a mystery,” he added.
The bat was circled after being tagged in 2016 by Brian Brix, who records the movements of these animals. “It’s fascinating. It would be great to contribute to an international effort to protect these unusual animals and learn more about their fascinating life,” he said.
According to available records, in 2019, when the park bat traveled 2,224 kilometers from Latvia to Spain, only one bat of the same species made the long journey as the female British bat found in Russia in Europe.
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