Live Straw-Color Fruit Bats are on display Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Orlando Science Center's newest traveling exhibit, “Bats: Myths and Mysteries”. Organization for Bat Conservation has brought their unique exhibit to the Orlando Science Center opening Saturday, September 19, 2014. (Red Huber /Staff Photographer)Red Huber, Orlando Sentinel
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Live bats offer a glimpse of amazing diversity and include Central and South American leaf-nosed bats, African fruit bats and Asian fruit bats. Bats: Myths and Mysteries contains strong education and conservation components. These components motivate visitors to explore the natural world, grasp the importance of bats to the ecosystem, change their negative attitudes and provide the tools needed to preserve these fascinating animals.