Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced Thursday that the Tackapausha Museum in Seaford has reopened its Bats Exhibit.
The county-run museum, which is located in front of Tackapausha Preserve along the Seaford-Massapequa border, was reopened last April after being closed for renovations. Mangano said the Bats exhibit features a live family of Egyptian Fruit Bats flying and and resting in the museum's nocturnal area. The Egyptian Fruit Bats are fruit eaters, consuming large amounts of grapes, cantaloupe, and bananas among other fruit.
Long Island is home to several species of bats, mainly insect eaters, like the Little Brown Bat, which eat large amounts of mosquitoes. County officials point out Egyptian Fruit Bats are not found in the wild on Long Island since they are native to Africa.
The Tackapausha Museum is open Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For further information, call 516-571-7443 or visit the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums website.
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