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Behind the Scenes with Animal Health: Fruit Bat Surgery

1 month ago   |   By Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo's Animal Health team prioritizes the health and well-being of all animals under their care. And that includes some of our smaller residents too! You may have had the opportunity on one of your visits to the Zoo to see the African fruit bats on the Tropics Trail. These small winged mammals are agile flyers, however even the most skilled of individuals can injure their delicate wings. Recently, it was noted that one of the Zoo's African fruit bats was not able to fly and appeared to be injured. The Animal Health team was quick to respond and found a bat that had broken a...
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