Adventures With a Bat Biologist

August 28, 2016

Biologist Merlin Tuttle has devoted his life to saving bats. As the founder of Bat Conservation International, he's gone everywhere to find rare species -- often encountering dangerous caves, crocodile infested rivers, and bandits along the way. He spoke to Steve Paulson about his latest memoir, "The Secret Lives of Bats."



Your program on bats is potentially dangerous. In spite of your bat experts experience of never getting a bat-borne disease, another recent NPR (PRI?) program was all about bat-borne diseases, and it was very scary. Who's right?