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bracken cave, texas, usa
bracken cave is the largest known bat colony in the world and is also believed to be the the largest concentration of mammals on earth. between march and october every year the cave is home to some 20 million mexican free-tailed bats (tadarida brasiliensis) giving birth. the emergence of millions of bats, as they spiral out of the cave at dusk for their nightly insect hunt, is an unforgettable sight.
bat conservation international are working hard to protect these beautiful and immensely important species and the ecosystem they are part off.
the best time to visit is in early july as the newly born bats begin to fly, and the days are long allowing you to witness the spectacle in the golden evening sun.
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