“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”-Albert Einstein Welcome to the Fantareal Zoo, the Story Zoo which transcends fantasy and reality. Last time, I found out that bats are any animal, they’ve been treated, and they have a lot of viruses. Now, let’s see how precious bats are and what was wrong with them. Oh, after I uploaded the video, I searched and found that the word “COVID-19” was more recommended than the word “Wuhan coronavirus”. So from this video, I’ll call it COVID-19. [The importance of bats] Bats were included in the 2008 British Telegraph’s “The animals and plants we cannot live without”. Why? I told you last time that bats have different kinds of food, right? First of all, honey-eating bats contribute greatly to polluting the plants. Daytime flowers can be pollinated through insects like bees and butterflies, but night flowers can’t. Instead, bats help pollinate flowers that bloom at night while eating the nectar of flowers. And fruit bats, such as daito fruit bats, play an important role in eating fruits and spreading seeds far away. Insect-eating bats contribute greatly to controlling the population of insects. In 2016, the National Institute of Ecology studied four species of insect-eating bats, including japanese house bats, from February to December. Seven to nine grams of bats eat as many as 3,000 mosquitoes every night. And the feces of bats, guano, are food for various animals living in caves, and are used as fertilizer. What if a bat doing such a good job could be treated as a bad animal by carrying a virus? “To burn one’s house to get rid of the virus.” [A misunderstanding of vampire bats] Some people are afraid that when they see bats flying away, they come to eat their own blood, don’t worry. Among the 1,200 species of bats, blood-eating bats are only three species: Common, Hairy-legged, and White-winged vampire bat, which are only 0.25 percent of the total bats. Besides, they all live in South America. And vampire bats have glycoprotein in their saliva, which acts as an anticoagulant to prevent blood from hardening while they are drinking blood. The glycoprotein is called ‘Draculin’ after Count Dracula. It may also be used as a blood thinner for the prevention of heart attacks, and has shown promise when treating ischemic strokes. Sociobiologists are interested in vampire bats. Because of their altruistic behavior. If there is a bloodless, starved animal in the vampire bat, he full bat vomits the blood it eats to the starving bat. It’s something humans should learn from vampire bats in a modern society where selfishness prevails. [The movement and prevention of virus] Viruses are prone to mutations while they live in a host. So even viruses that weren’t powerful when they were in bats, they were likely to become stronger through a variety of animals. SARS is in the order of greater horseshoe bats-musk cats-and humans. Ebola is in order of fruit bats-primates-humans, MERS is in the order of Egyptian tomb bats, camels, and humans. This Corona-19 was carried in bats-snakes, minks, pangolins-humans order, and the virus changed. Blaming bats for having a strong virus is like blaming a knife master when a person is stabbed to death. In fact, humans are largely responsible for the spread of the bat virus to humans. Due to development is destroying the habitat of bats, bats are humans live in close proximity to live and forced to live. This also increases the chance that the virus that bats have is transmitted to humans and livestock. And eating bats in an unhygienic environment also contributes greatly to the spread of the virus. In other words, you should know that it is wrong to blame bats whenever an epidemic erupts and that humans are also responsible. So, what do we do to prevent COVID-19 infection? Please take good care of your personal hygiene and wear a mask when coughing. Don’t forget to go into YouTube and search for “Fantareal Zoo” and subscribe and like. And that concludes the defense for the bats. Thank you.