Thursday, December 3, 2009
Zehn Naturals Adopts A Bat!
We are so excited to announce that we just adopted a bat from the Organization For Bat Conservation!! We just adopted an Exciting Egyptian Fruit Bat! Here is a picture:
Bats are extremely important. Yet due to years of unwarranted human fear and persecution, bats are in alarming decline. As the primary predators of night-flying insects, bats play a vital role in maintaining the balance of nature. And, as consumers of vast numbers of pests, they rank among humanity’s most valuable allies. A single little brown bat can catch hundreds of mosquito-sized insects an hour, and a typical colony of big brown bats can protect local farmers from the costly attacks of 18 million root-worms each summer. To learn more, click here.
One of artists, Wendie Salmi, designed the Adopt A Bat tee shirt last year and it has continued to gain popularity. As a Zehn artist & devoted Bat Lover, Wendie actually donates all of her royalties back to the Organization For Bat Conservation which has allowed her to adopt several bats along with us. Here is a picture of Wendie at the conservation in 2007, with a bat named Gandolf on her shirt!
Adopt A Bat tees can be found on our website, and can be purchased at the Organization For Bat Conservation gift shop.
Don't forget, Zehn Naturals plants a tree for every tee sold -- which benefits all of the bats out there!
Importance of Bats Facts were provided by Organization For Bat Conservation.