“Adopt a Bat” is a programme developed by the Public Institution Nature Park Medvednica for bat lovers and those who are yet to become bat lovers.
The Veternica Cave is located within the Park area. This cave is a habitat for 18 different bat species, which is an extremely high number considering the fact that 35 species of bats live in Croatia.
Even though they have very few natural predators (mostly owls and cats), bats are very endangered. Their most significant enemy are humans because they change bats’ habitats with different economic projects (knocking down old trees, water management projects etc.), excessively use pesticides and disturb or destroy bats’ summer or winter habitats.