Bats released over Omaha at location fit for a Gothic novel

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — People were finally able to watch the Bats Over Omaha release in person this year, and at a new venue: Joslyn Castle.

In-person viewing hasn’t been available to the public since the COVID-19 pandemic, but Monday night, the Nebraska Wildlife Rehab released hundreds of bats.

The event was livestreamed on the organization’s Facebook page.

Traditionally, the release was hosted at the Joslyn Art Museum, but the new location allowed for more visitor space.

On its website, the wildlife rehab said it received hundreds of bats during the winter, when they should be hibernating.

The organization takes care of the bats because it is too cold for them to be in the wild.

They are released between March and May.

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