Bat festival 2008 in Okinawa Zoo

Okinawa zoo breed Pteropus dasymallus. A hand-reared juvenile P. dasymallus welcomed festival visitors.

Bat talk about to be held.

After the bat talk participants went out to see Pteropus dasymallus in captivity and in the wild. Wild flying foxes often fly over the zoo premises.

Participants were waiting wild bats to come at sunset.

Bat shop was set up and sold books and other items.

Bat photo exhibition

Larger-than-life bat comic foreground was popular

Educational exhibition

Kids activities such as bat origami and bat coloring were available throughout the exhibition period.

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