Batty and Scar were given to WBS by the Milwaukee County Zoo at the age of two years. Up to that point they had not been handled much, except for check-ups. When they arrived at the World Bird Sanctuary our first goal was to gain their trust so that they would become comfortable in the presence of humans. With many hours of patient training they have now become accustomed enough to human activity that they will be comfortable in our display area in the Nature Center.
Look for "the boys" the next time you visit us. Even though most bats look alike, if you are sharp-eyed enough, you may even be able to tell them apart, since Scar gets his name from a small scar on his lip.