location: Bloomfield Hills, MI
best viewing hours: 24/7
time zone: Eastern Daylight Time
Explore welcomes Vampire and Fruit Bats to its Pearls of the Planet live nature cam collection.
Bats evoke imagery of fear and are often misrepresented by media. These bat cams provide an intimate look at their lives while bat experts shed light on bats’ numerous contributions to safeguarding the world’s fragile ecosystem. For instance, bats are the sole pollinators for hundreds of species of flowers. Without them we wouldn’t have many of the foods we eat and drink - including tequila.
This Fruit Bat webcam is set up in one of their fruit bat enclosures, which houses several different species of Fruit Bats from across the world! Watch live as bats - including flying foxes, the world’s largest species - eat, sleep, and just hang out. Learn about these nocturnal creatures from lead scientists and how you can help #SaveTheBats.
These live cams are hosted by non-profit Organization for Bat Conservation, founded in 1992 in Michigan, who has dedicated the last twenty five years in promoting bat education and rehabilitation. They’ve rescued or rehabilitated hundreds of Vampire and Fruit Bats, now living under their care in the ”Bat Zone” on the campus of the Cranbrook Institute of Science.
This live cam comes to you via explore.org, the philanthropic media organization and division of the Annenberg Foundation. It is part of a collection of more than a hundred HD cams around the world established by Charles Annenberg to help people connect with nature and fall in love with the world again. To see more live cams visit, explore.org.