INTERNATIONAL BAT DAY!!
Happy International Bat Day!! We’re celebrating this fun flying mammals with great fun facts and photos! Make sure to check out our Instagram account tomorrow for a fun How to Draw a Bat video!
- Fruit bats are essential for seed dispersal. When they eat fruit, the seeds are pooped out and that helps forests grow.
- Bats make up 25% of all mammal species.
- The largest known colony of bats is Texas. Millions of Mexican free tailed bats roost from May to October.
- Mother bats can find their pups in large colonies by scent and sound.
- Bat poop (guano) is used as fertilizer.
- Bat fossils have been found that are 33 million years old.
- Bats have five toes on each food.
- Don’t like mosquitoes? A brown bat can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes an hour!
- The smallest bat is the Bumblebee bat and it weighs less than a penny.
Wow! Bats are soooo amazing! They can eat pests and provide seeds for forest growth! We just love all of these flying mammals! Do you have a favorite bat species? We see the brown ones near the University of E&E!