Start your Halloween weekend off by learning all about the holiday’s favorite animal, bats. Dr. Rodrigo Medellin began studying bats as an eight-year-old, when he raised vampire bats in a bathroom at his parents' house. Today, the biologist is internationally known as The Bat Man of Mexico and has spent his career studying bats all over his country. But there are two species, deep in the Mayan rainforest, that Rodrigo has longed to study. Both species are very rare, very large, and very carnivorous. Join Rodrigo and National Geographic photographer Anand Varma as they team up in search of these rare and elusive creatures.
Jason Jaacks spent more than four months in a remote village in Mexico following photographer Anand Varma and world-renowned scientist Rodrigo Medellín as they searched for two of the rarest—and largest—bat species on Earth. Join Jaacks for a screening of the short film and the subsequent National Geographic WILD television special and hear the behind-the-scenes story of the film, from pitch to delivery