Research volunteers required to assist with field based studies on wild bats as part of a PhD project at the University of Cape Town. Volunteers will spend up to a month at a time (or part thereof) at De Hoop Nature Reserve near the southern tip of Africa. Work will involve capturing, handling and feeding bats during short periods of captivity.
The work will involve capturing bats during the day, then feeding at night. Volunteers will need to be prepared for long nights handling wild animals. Patience is required to train the bats to eat in captivity.