A bat-tastic weekend in store to support animal charity
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Amazonia, Scotland’s Only Indoor Rainforest is spreading its wings and putting out a bat call to animal lovers ahead of International Bat Weekend taking place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August.
The popular visitor destination located within M&D’s – Scotland’s Theme Park - is home to approx. 50 fruit bats and is supporting the UK’s leading bat charity the Bat Conservation Trust with a weekend full of activities.
The fun-packed weekend will include a bat themed quiz giving winners the chance to feed the bats with the keepers. There will also be bat talks, crafts and face painting, which will keep visitors entertained and will help raise awareness of the beloved bats.
Amanda Gott, Amazonia Manager, said: “The bats at Amazonia live in our nocturnal area and spike a lot of interest from our visitors as the infrared light lets you see them as they would behave at night in the wild. It’s quite a spectacle to watch them as they fly around and collect food.
“We have supported International Bat Weekend for a number of years but we are delighted to make the 2017 celebration bigger and better for our visitors. We have a lot of bat-themed activities throughout the weekend and our Amazonia mascot Tootsie the Toucan will also be around to meet some of our younger visitors.
“The aim of International Bat Weekend is to raise awareness of bats and raise money for the conservation trust. We look forward to welcoming our visitors on the 26th and 27th August and raising as much money as possible for this important cause.”
Activities will take place from 10am to 5.30pm each day.
For more information visit www.discoveramazonia.co.uk or call 01698 333777.
*Winning entries of the quiz will be contacted 30mins before the bats feed time to ensure participants are ready. Winners may choose one person to accompany them within the bats enclosure and any spectating guests must have purchased entry to Amazonia. Under 16’s must be accompanied in Amazonia by an adult, but is not necessary for entering the bat enclosure.