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How Glowing Poop Helps Bat Conservation

Clip: Season 39 Episode 13 | 3m 11s | Video has closed captioning.

To track the migration patterns and distances of the lesser long-nosed bats, Ecologist Rodrigo Medellin coats the bats he catches in harmless UV dust, which they lick off and digest. The glowing dust passes through their system, and by tracking the glowing bat droppings, he can prove how far they’ve flown.

Aired: 06/30/21

Rating: NR

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