Russia, First Published Aug 7, 2021, 3:15 PM IST
A bat that flew more than 1,200 miles from London to Russia broke British records. But then something terrible happened, and a cat caught it. During the 1,254-mile journey from London to western Russia, it was about the size of a human thumb.
The bat, found in the small Russian village of Molgino, was identified in 2016 by a ring from Bedfont Lakes Country Park near Heathrow. Her journey is considered one of the longest ever recorded migrations from the UK. This is one of the longest bat migrations globally.
On July 30, a Russian animal rescue team found the cat had been bitten and injured. Soon it succumbed to death. Only then did it appear to have the London Zoo mark on the ring on its body.
Lisa Weldz, head of conservation services at the Bat Conservation Trust, said it was the longest migration they had ever known from the UK. They also say that local scientists have shed a lot of light on gaining such knowledge.
Earlier, a bat flew 1382 miles from Latvia to Spain.
Last Updated Aug 7, 2021 at 3:15 PM IST