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To ID a bat, just check its wings

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A bat wing, with the white collagen-elastin bundles clearly visible

When you're studying wildlife, it's important to have a way of differentiating between individual animals. Marking them with things like ear Tags is one approach, although applying those tags can be harmful to smaller animals, and wearing the tags may alter the creatures' natural behaviour. With that in mind, scientists have discovered that bats can be told apart via their unique "wing prints."

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Category: Biology

Tags:
  • Bats
  • Conservation
  • Identification
  • University of Missouri
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