Bat flies 1,500 kilometresfrom Germany to Spain

26th May 2004, Comments 0 comments

26 May 2004 , MADRID - A small bat has flown about 1,500 kilometres from Germany to Spain, an unusually long distance for bats, the daily El Mundo reported. The female Leisler's bat was found in Fuenlabrada near Madrid in late April. Its wing had been ringed in Bonn, Germany. The exhausted bat was dehydrated and weighed only 9.5 grammes, half of its normal weight. It recovered in the care of specialists and was put on a plane to return to Germany. The flight was one of the longest ever recorded by a Leisle

26 May 2004

MADRID - A small bat has flown about 1,500 kilometres from Germany to Spain, an unusually long distance for bats, the daily El Mundo reported.

The female Leisler's bat was found in Fuenlabrada near Madrid in late April. Its wing had been ringed in Bonn, Germany.

The exhausted bat was dehydrated and weighed only 9.5 grammes, half of its normal weight. It recovered in the care of specialists and was put on a plane to return to Germany.

The flight was one of the longest ever recorded by a Leisler's bat, according to El Mundo.

DPA

Subject: German news

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