For the 2008 annual in-store event, Peter has carved a trio of bats, the first time he has carved this fascinating and ecologically vital species. Of the 751 box figurines – the smallest edition size to date for an annual in-store event – 530 feature brown bats with black wings and a pink sign reading “Bat Standing Contest”. 1/5 along the base signifies that 20% of all mammals are bat species. Inscribed on the lid are “Chiroptera”, the order that bats belong to; “pups”, what baby bats are called; and “Bracken Cave”, the site near San Antonio Texas that contains the world’s largest bat population. Lift the lid to see a bat in flight.