Batty for Bats

Every October is Bat Appreciation Month. This winged mammal is mysterious and fascinating. With so many species living on almost every continent, there are endless things to learn.

October 08, 2020
By: Discovery

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Photo By: Rapeepong Puttakumwong

Bats are the only flying Mammal.

There are over 1,400 species of bat living on six continents.

Many fruits, including bananas and avocados, rely on bats for pollination.

Some bats can eat their body weight in insects every day.

Vampire Bats can feed on any type of mammal, though they mainly focus on cows, pigs, and horses.

The Bumble Bee Bat Weighs less than a penny and it is the worlds smallest mammal.

The Flying Fox is the biggest bat, with a wingspan of almost six feet.

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