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8 Million Bats Fly To Zambia For Annual Migration
During the migration an overwhelming amount of bats spiral through the skies, screeching and colliding as they return each year to settle in the fruit trees, covering them until there is no longer visible bark. The most memorable time to watch is at sunset, when the bats fly out to find food, creating a thick straw blanket in the sky.
Said Jim Holden, President of African Travel, Inc., in a press release, "The annual migration of millions of bats from the Democratic Republic of the Congo across the border to Kasanka National Park is an astonishing sight. Africa is full of such natural wonders, and most of them are not well known, as with this natural occurrence."
For a visual idea of the bat migration, check out the gallery below. If you're interested in seeing the bat migration for yourself, visit the African Travel, Inc. website to book a tour.
[Image above via Shutterstock; Gallery images via Shutterstock, Kathy Richardson, Frank Willems / Kasanka Trust]