November 8-9, 2017

Course Description

Lubee Bat Conservancy is home to 200 fruit bats representing 10 species.  This course will benefit individuals with an extensive background in fruit bat management as well as those with limited or no experience.  Participants will learn husbandry techniques in a practical hands-on setting.  Presentations will discuss biology, ecology, and conservation issues affecting bats.  Course material will also include anesthesia, sampling, enrichment, restraint techniques, and identification options.  An itinerary can be found by clicking herePlease note that the itinerary is subject to change and more detailed information will be provided closer to the date of the course.

Course Fee

$500 which covers training course, three-night accommodations, breakfast & lunch.  Payment must be made at least one month prior to the course.


Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. All attendees must have received their Rabies vaccinations and MUST provide proof in order to attend, no exceptions.  Priority will be given to AZA members, but volunteers, those not affiliated with an AZA accredited institution, and private enthusiasts are welcome to attend.


Please click here for the registration form.


Lubee Bat Conservancy has a 3300sq. ft. ranch style house on property with 5br 3/ba that can accommodate 10 people.  Participants may be asked to share a room with other individuals attending the course.  For those not staying at the house the course fee will be $425.

For further information please email Brian Pope or call 352-485-1250.