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        10/3/2012, Tishrei 17, 5773

      8 Caves Close for Bat Protection


      Eight caves operated by the Nature and Parks Authority will close for the winter to protect bats. The caves will be closed from the end of October to early January in order to prevent disturbances during a time when the bats are particularly sensitive.

      Israel is home to 33 species of bat, and bats play an important role in the local ecological system.