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National Zoo  Search this
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YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-10-25T19:07:07.000Z
Views:
1,736
Video Title:
Field in Focus: Flying Foxes
Description:
Mapping the flight path of Indian flying foxes in Myanmar will help scientists learn more about where these megabats travel, and where they encounter humans and domestic animals. For the first time, scientists are tracking them with light-weight GPS trackers. The trackers will provide a window into the bats' movements that could help humans. If scientists know where bats are interacting with humans and domestic animals, they can help prevent the spread of zoonotic diseases—and maybe even help predict the next pandemic.
Video Duration:
3 min 22 sec
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YouTube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
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