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Join us as we explore the interesting world of bats and visit their caves.

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Expert Information

Leroy shares his interest in tracking down bats and studying their habits.

Extra Research

Useful websites and blogs to help you explore your interest in the field of bats.

Education Pathways

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The Expert

Leroy Gonsalves

Leroy Gonsalves

Bat Ecologist
Environmental Scientist

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Course studied:

  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours)
  • PhD

Through his studies, Leroy Gonsalves has developed a love and fascination for a micro-sized creature of the night – bats! Leroy studies very small bats that weigh about 4 grams - less than a 10 cent piece - and can fit into a matchbox. His research what bats eat and how important mosquitos are in their diets.

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