For one thing, Meliandou is not located near fruit bat
roosting sites where the child might have come in contact with an infected animal or tainted fruit, and there is no evidence that the family ate fruit bats
But there are no fruit bat
colonies near Meliandou, the study said.
The first Ebola patient in this current outbreak is believed to have been a two-year-old boy in Gueckedou, Guinea, who may have contracted it from a fruit bat
At least one species of fruit bat
has a geographic range that spreads from Guinea to Sierra Leone.
There are in addition new habitats featuring animals from around the world, such as schools of cichlids from Lake Malawi in Africa, a Red Sea coral reef exhibit and a Jamaican fruit bat
BAT LOVERS invited to join a special bat-watching event to celebrate European Bat Night this Friday will be lucky if they encounter Cyprus' only species of fruit bat
Ulanovsky chose to study the Egyptian fruit bat
, a very common bat species in Israel.
It can go south in the blink of an eye" - Actor Michael Shannon "Hardly has our young princeling arrived on a tour of the Caribbean then Nancy Dell'Olio shows up, hanging like a hungry fruit bat
from the nearest palm tree" - Author Frederick Forsyth on Prince Harry's overseas trip "The ancient Greeks were permissive, even encouraging, of homosexual love, but they clearly understood the difference between that and marriage" - Dominica Roberts, of Bracknell, Berkshire, in a letter to The Independent.
Hardly has our young princeling arrived on a tour of the Caribbean than Nancy Dell'Olio shows up, hanging like a hungry fruit bat
from the nearest palm tree" - Author Frederick Forsyth on Prince Harry's overseas trip.
What is fairly abundant is a fruit bat
, the flying fox, and the locals have a very interesting way of capturing them.
Given the typically skewed sex ratio in captive fruit bat
colonies, as well as limitation for space, it is unknown whether these group sizes will be as large or as socially structured in captivity as in the wild.
This nocturnal predator has the potential to drive all of the Marianas' terrestrial wildlife species to extinction, including all 14 species of endemic forest birds, one endemic freshwater bird (Mariana common moorhen), two endemic mammals (Mariana fruit bat
and sheath-tailed bat), two native geckos (Micronesian gecko and rock gecko), and one endemic skink (tide-pool skink).