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A bat is a unique creature. It is the only mammal that can fly. The wings of a bat are made of thin skin.

There are hundreds of different kinds of bats. Most bats eat insects and some eat fruit. A few kinds of bats eat small animals and others even drink blood!



Did you know?

• Bats hang upside down when they are resting

• Bats sleep during the day and come out at dusk

• Bats live all over the world except in the desert & polar regions

• Bats bodies are covered with fur

• Bats can eat a thousand mosquitoes in an hour

Batty Reads

Bland, Celia
A brief introduction to the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of various species of bats.
Greenaway, Theresa
Provides detailed information on the physical characteristics, various species, behavior, habitat, life cycle, and human efforts at conservation of bats, mammals that are able to fly.
Kids Discover Bats
Kids will discover that there are nearly 1000 kinds of bats. Combines live-action footage of bats with animation.


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