- Colour: Glossy brown or black
- Size: From 6 cm to 10 cm long, with wingspan of up to 27 cm
- Description: Small, furry creatures with long, thin wings and large ears. Their wings are hairless, but their bodies are covered in glossy brown or black fur.
Most bats like to live in tropical areas where the weather is warmer and milder. Bats’ habitats include forests, deserts, grasslands, and even cities. Bats make their homes in all sorts of places. Trees, caves, houses, and buildings are all places where you might find a bat.
Different bat species have different diets, including insects, nectar, pollen, fruit and even vertebrates. Due to their small size, high-metabolism and rapid burning of energy through flight, bats must consume large amounts of food for their size.
BAT LIFE CYCLE
Females give birth to only one bat during each reproduction cycle. During birth, the mother bat hangs right-side up. After being born, the infant bat attaches himself to his mother’s teat to nurse. Little brown baby bats nurse for about two weeks.
THREE COMMON BATS
- Small Brown Bat
- Big Brown Bat
- Hoary Bat