Officials to focus on bats in central Mo.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Officials are showing off an endangered species of bat living in a state park in central Missouri.

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park near Columbia is offering special bat-related programs the evenings of July 12 and 13.

Visitors will be able to watch endangered gray bats fly out of Devil’s Icebox Cave and explore Connor’s Cave with a guide. There will also be presentations about bats’ characteristics and abilities, and a family-friendly game about the flying mammals.

Each night’s activities will run from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The program is free, but registration is required.

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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park:

http://www.mostateparks.com/park/rock-bridge-memorial-state-park

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