A bat flew over 1,200 miles (2018 km) from London to Russia, but was swallowed by a cat after landing.
A female bat the size of a human thumb “Natosius bipostril” was discovered in the Russian Biskov region.
A scientific team involved in the bats’ tails saved a female bat, which was referred to as the “London Zoo” before ending its journey with a tragic fate.
The longest recorded flight of a bat from Britain across Europe, surpassing all previously recorded British records.
The papyrus bat, weighing 8 grams (0.3 ounces), was discovered by Svetlana Labina, a Russian woman living in the small village of Molgino, and reported the discovery to the Bad Conservation Trust in the United Kingdom.
Lisa Worldz, head of the Foundation’s Animal Welfare Services, said: “It’s a wonderful journey and the longest journey we ‘ve ever known from Britain to Europe at any level. What an Olympian she is.”
“His journey is a wonderful scientific discovery and the puzzle of bat migration.
There was a sign on the wing of the bat that bad recorder Brian Briggs put on with his collar in London in 2016.
“It’s so exciting,” Briggs said. “It would be great to contribute to international conservation efforts to protect these extraordinary animals and learn more about their wonderful lives.”
Natusius Pipe Pistril Bat, which migrated from Latvia to Spain in 2019, is another European famous bat, with a record of 1,382 miles (2,224 km).
This extended migration range of Natusius bifastral bats is linked to climate change, and future climate change is expected to have an additional impact on these animal species.
More than 2,600 Natusius bipastrial bats have been recorded in the UK since the launch of the National Natusius Bibstrel Project in 2014 to shed light on the breeding, distribution and migratory behaviors of these animals.
Breeding and breeding sites for these bats’ tails are spread across the UK in Kent, Northumberland, Surrey and Greater London.
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