Part made cricket bats sit in a box at the Salix Cricket Bat Company in Langley, Britain July 6, 2015. Salix Cricket Bat Company use traditional tools and techniques to make cricket bats by hand. (Photo by Neil Hall/Reuters)
A new genus of bat has been discovered in South Sudan, the world’s newest country. The strikingly striped bat has been placed into the genus Niumbaha, which means “rare” or “unusual” in the Zande language of the region.
Bat seller Sukarwati shows a skinned bat on July 30, 2009 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Sukarwati and her family have hunted bats in the Imogiri region for generations, capturing more than 800 bats per month. The Sukarwati family believe that the meat from the bat heals asthma and respiratory problems and it is a great honour for them knowing that the meat that they provide will help ease people's health ailments. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti)
In this September 17, 2010 file photo a little brown bat is photographed in La Crosse Wis. Researchers for the first time found that little brown bats appear to be showing resistance to white-nose syndrome, which has killed millions of bats across North America. (Photo by Peter Thomson/La Crosse Tribune via AP Photo)
In this Tuesday, March 20, 2018 photo, a Vampire Bat drinks bovine blood in the Criaturas de la Noche (Creatures of the Night) Bat House, the Audubon Zoo's new night house in New Orleans. The various species are all from Central and South America, and the building's interior simulates an abandoned warehouse set up to protect Mayan artifacts during a dig. (Photo by Gerald Herbert/AP Photo)
Attracting more than 450 entries from around the world, the winners are selected by a panel of expert judges including ZSL honorary conservation fellow and television presenter Kate Humble, and renowned ornithologist Bill Oddie. Here: Anoura Geoffroy’s tailless bat by Nicolas Reusens. The Perfect Moment category; Adult runner up. (Photo by Nicolas Reusens/ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2015)
A woman works at a factory producing clay pots at Phu Lang pottery village in Bac Ninh province, Vietnam, May 14, 2015. The village is part of an old pottery triangle in northern Vietnam which includes Bat Trang and Tho Ha, and has been producing pottery since the 13th century, according to local media. (Photo by Reuters/Kham)