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Driver needed to transport rare bat remains from Richmond

Wildlife experts are looking for a volunteer to drive a dead bat from Richmond to Staunton for scientific research. (Source: Richmond Wildlife Center) Wildlife experts are looking for a volunteer to drive a dead bat from Richmond to Staunton for scientific research. (Source: Richmond Wildlife Center)
Wildlife experts are looking for a volunteer to drive a dead bat from Richmond to Staunton for scientific research. (Source: Richmond Wildlife Center) Wildlife experts are looking for a volunteer to drive a dead bat from Richmond to Staunton for scientific research. (Source: Richmond Wildlife Center)
Wildlife experts are looking for a volunteer to drive a dead bat from Richmond to Staunton for scientific research. (Source: Richmond Wildlife Center) Wildlife experts are looking for a volunteer to drive a dead bat from Richmond to Staunton for scientific research. (Source: Richmond Wildlife Center)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Wildlife experts are looking for a volunteer to drive a dead bat from Richmond to Staunton for scientific research.

A Brazilian free-tailed bat was discovered in Richmond earlier this month, but died of hypothermia. The bat was only the third of its kind ever found in the state and biologists want to examine its DNA and gather other data to help preserve the species. The Richmond Wildlife Center is hoping someone will volunteer to drive the bat from Richmond to the state bat biologist just north of Staunton. 

The center's main caretaker can't take the day trip, but a volunteer could transport the bat using her permit. Interested volunteers should email healanimals@gmail.com.

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