We find bats all over the world, and they are the only mammals that can fly for long periods. Most bats eat insects (about 70%) or fruit (about 30%). They are useful animals, spreading seed and keeping down the insect population and therefore reducing the need for insecticides.

Of course it is the vampire bat, which feeds on the blood of other animals, that is the bat we know from Halloween celebrations!


Fun fact: the largest species of bat, the golden-crowned flying fox, has a wingspan of up to 1.7m! It is a rare and endangered species living in the forests of the Philippines.

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