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Lubee Bat Conservancy
Lubee places both conservation science and education as its two core institutional purposes. Lubee is a certified member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). AZA is America’s leading accreditation organization for zoos and aquariums, and accredits only those institutions that have achieved rigorous standards for animal care, education, wildlife conservation and science.
We provide a unique educational setting, permitting students and visitors close viewing of animals in a working conservation center environment. Our education programming is available to students and groups of all age ranges. Students gain an appreciation of bats, their habitats and ecosystem dynamics.
Tour can be given any day of the week and typically last 1-2 hours. Guests are engaged with an age appropriate PowerPoint presentation, followed by a visit to our primary bat viewing facility. We house over 200 bats representing 12 species, including the Malayan Flying Fox which can attain a wingspan of 6′. All of our bats are frugivorous, and guests have an opportunity to observe them interacting with numerous fruits and enrichment devices. - See more at: http://lubee.org/bats/conservation-efforts-projects/#sthash.ubQmLgep.dpuf