The Calgary Zoo manages a diverse collection of animals representing many geographic areas of the world – and it takes a small army of dedicated zoo staff to take care of everything for the animals and over 1.2 million visitors each year. Almost daily, there is some news about our animals or the interesting people that work or visit the zoo. In Bite-size News we’ll share those short stories with you to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening at your zoo.
Straw-coloured fruit bats make their homes in tall trees, on rocks and even in caves. It might sound dark and lonely, but it’s really anything but. These bats live in large colonies that include thousands, or even millions, of individual bats.