Israel's Very Own 'Batman' Dies at 70

Dr. David Makin is believed to have saved tens of thousands of bats in Israel through a campaign to stop exterminating them by tossing poison into caves, which the Agriculture Ministry did until the 1980s

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The life of Dr. David Makin, the father of bat research in Israel, has been unusual from the start. At age 10 he was hunting yellow scorpions for his creepy-crawly collection using Popsicle sticks. He...