bats facts


bats facts:

bats facts

facts about Bats

  • Some bats live by themselves while other live in caved with thousands of others bats 

  • Bats can live for over 20 years 

  • Pteropus bats also known as flying foxes are the largest in the world

  • Bats make noises and wait for the sound waves to bounce back off objects if it doesn't bounce back then they can safely fly forward 
  • They can tell the distance of various objects by how quickly the sound waves bounce back to them 

  • Most bats feed on insects while others eat fruit fish or even blood

  • There are 3 species of vampire bats which feed solely on blood 

  • Vampire bats have small and extremely sharp teeth which are capable of piercing an animal's skin without them even noticing 

  • Bats are flying mammals

  • There are over 1000 different bat species 

  • Bats are nocturnal ( active at night ) 

  • Bats see in the dark using a special skill called echolocation 

  • Vampire bats can carry rabies making their bites potentially dangerous 

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