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Bat Facts & Trivia for kids
- Most bats main source of food are insects.
- Bats are not blind.
- There are almost 1000 species of bats.
- Bats are the only mammals that have true flapping wings and the ability to fly. Other mammals like flying lemurs actually only glide.
- The size of bat species varies greatly. Wingspans can range from 6 inches in the smallest species to over 5 feet.
- Bats are not found in polar regions because there is not an adequate food source.
- Insect-eating bats use echolocation to find airborne prey.
- Fruit-eating bats are found mostly in tropical regions.
- Bats, like dolphins, use ecolocation to get around.
- Bats hang upside down because their legs are too small and weak to support their weight if they perch upright.
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