Sarah Richdon

Sarah Richdon

Aug 20, 2019

Group 6 Copy 500
1
Please wait...

About This Project

Livingstone's fruit bats (Pteropus livingstonii) are one of the rarest bats in the world, with only 1260 left in the wild. A captive breeding program of 71 individuals exists as a safeguard against extinction.

Funding would enable the vital investigation of relatedness in captive bats, allowing for the prevention of inbreeding, the assessment of hereditary diseases, the comparison of wild and captive genetics and ensure the continued success of the captive breeding program.

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

What Did 17th-Century Sailors Really Eat?

Were sailors actually ship-shape--or were they truly a sickly bunch? Find out with us! We are replicating...

Can bacterial viruses be engineered to protect against human viral infections like HIV?

Bacteriophages (phages) are bacterial viruses that are very safe to humans, and can be manipulated both...

Backer Badge Funded