Ants, bats and birds evicted for new German Tesla plant

Dawn | Feb 15, 2020 at 7:18 AM
  • US electric car giant Tesla began clearing forest for its first European “Gigafactory” near Berlin, and is now racing against the clock to rehouse ants, birds and hibernating bats.
  • Numerous ant colonies would be dug out with “shovels and little diggers” and relocated way from the plot.
  • The company has also promised to hang 400 nesting boxes in the area, as deforestation will rob a number of birds of their homes.