Bat-Collider – new facilities (aviary) for bat research in Ukraine

Our specially designed aviary, named the “Bat Collider” after the great particle accelerators whose shape it mimics, is used for both rehabilitation and study. Taking the shape of a 2x2m roofed, circular mesh tunnel a full 20m in diameter and 62.8m in circumference the Bat Collider is located in an oak forest on the grounds…

Read More


FACTS ABOUT BATS AND COVID-19

As efforts are stepping up around the world to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), there have been numerous reports that various communities and governmental authorities in several regions of the world have been culling bats in a misplaced effort to combat the disease. Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European…

Read More


Scientific scholarship in Poland

We congratulate the head of the Feldman Ecopark Bats Rehabilitation Center, Anton Vlashchenko, on the successful completion of the scholarship at Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland). For two months, Anton worked as part of the Ecotoxicology Scientific Group on Terrestrial Ecosystems at the Institute of Environmental Sciences, with the support of the Queen Jadwiga Scholarship. The…

Read More


All-German Bats Conference (Deutsches Treffen für Fledermausforschung) 2020

In the period from January 10 to 12, 2020, the All-German Bats Conference (Deutsches Treffen für Fledermausforschung 2020) was held, where are our former employees, and now volunteers Ksenia Kravchenko and Olga Timofeeva presented posters based on the results joint research with our Bat Rehabilitation Center. Ksenia’s work has traditionally been devoted to the long-term dynamics…

Read More


Our achievements for 2019!

The Bat Rehabilitation Center is the only one in Ukraine that is involved in the rescue of animals, listed in Red Data Book and educational work among the population at a professional level. 🦇 Were rescued 1987 bats of 10 species from 33 settlements of Ukraine. 🦇 Were built a unique enclosure for bats “bat-collider”…

Read More


Congratulations to Olena Rodenko with a successful getting Bachelor’s Degree!

We heartily congratulate Olena Rodenko our young-naturalist, employee and volunteer with a successful getting Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Silesia (Katowice, Poland)! Olena was a young-naturalist from of the Kharkov Zoo school-times, where under the leadership of Alona Prylutska she began to interest in bats; from the very beginning of the Bat Rehabilitation Center…

Read More


Bat gets stuck on fly paper

It is the first such record in Ukraine. 8g grey long-eared bat (Plecotus austriacus) was rescued by householders and our volunteer in Uzhhorod city, Ukraine. Bat was given a warm bubble bath, water, mealworms and released to the wild in few days. If he had been left there then he would have died a slow…

Read More


International Bat Night – 2019

On 24-25th Aug 2019 bat lovers celebrates International Bat Night. In Ukraine it will take place in Kharkiv city, private zoo – Feldman Ecopark with live bats of Bat Rehabilitation Center (the only in Ukraine).  You will see closer live bats and can see how fluffy they are. Our bat specialists  will conduct lectures about…

Read More


Bats saved from Zaporizhzhya released!

During the winter 2018-2019, volunteers in Zaporozhzhya saved bats found in the city and the region and handed over to the Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark in Kharkiv, where they continued hibernation until spring. On April 13 we conducted a lecture for schoolchildren and released bats saved from Zaporozhye on the Khortitsa island! It…

Read More