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Most Amazing Facts About Bats

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These flying mammals control the insect population

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Bats are nature's insecticide. Report Abuse
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Most bats will have just one baby a season. Report Abuse
Their babies are called pups.
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Blood is the only food for vampire bats Report Abuse
These bats make a tiny cut in an animals skin and laps up the blood.
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A few kinds of bats are meat eaters. Report Abuse
The feed on fish, frogs and mice
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There are fruit and nectar-eating bats. Report Abuse
They help with to pollinate bananas, figs and avocados
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Bats locate their prey by echolocation Report Abuse
This sound is too high for people to hear.
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The smallest bat is called Kitti's hog-nosed bat Report Abuse
It has a wing span of 5 inches and only weighs one 14th of an ounce, or about 2 grams.
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The Giant Flying Fox Bat has a wing span of over 5 feet Report Abuse
But it only weighs about 2 pounds.
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There are over 1,000 speices of bats. Report Abuse
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Bats live on every continent except Antiarctica Report Abuse
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Bats live together in 'roosts' Report Abuse
These roosts can be caves, barns, attics and tall trees.
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When a bat lands it flips upside down and hangs. Report Abuse
It uses its claws to move back and fourth on branches.
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Some bats can fly as high as 10,000 feet. Report Abuse
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Bats can fly at about 15 miles an hour. Report Abuse
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Membrane connects the wing bones to a bats body. Report Abuse
When flying, bats use the membrane of their wings to change speed and direction.
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Bats have 4 fingers and a thumb Report Abuse
On the end of its thumb is a claw.
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The prehistoric bat looked similar to modern bats. Report Abuse
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Bats are the only mammals that can fly. Report Abuse
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Humans have portrayed bats as evil Report Abuse
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Bats are shy and gentle animals.
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All bats are nocturnal Report Abuse
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