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Bat lovers gathered in Jasov cave

THE MUSEUM of Eastern Slovakia in Košice (VSM) has organised an event to help people get to know more about bats, and thus help protect them.

Visitors were able to get to know bats intimately.(Source: TASR)

THE MUSEUM of Eastern Slovakia in Košice (VSM) has organised an event to help people get to know more about bats, and thus help protect them.

It took place near Jasov Cave in Košice Region between 18:00 and 20:00 on September 24. Visitors were able to put questions to experts, researchers, and conservationists, Miroslav Fulín of the VSM said. The European Night of Bats was organised by museum employees in cooperation with the BAMBI Centre for Environmental Education in Moldava nad Bodvou and the Slovenský Kras National Park administration. Visitors first heard a lecture in the entrance to the cave, which was followed by a demonstration of the research. Conservationists showed how bats were caught in a collision net, how they examined them and how they tell them apart.

The event had previously proved popular with visitors and this year was no exception: the audience was large in spite of the fact that its practical elements had to take place in the dark, when the bats become active. Part of the attraction was that visitors could look closely at bats and even stroke them, Štefan Matis of the Slovenský Kras National Park administration said.


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