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Some basic facts about bats include that these flying mammals use echolocation to find food sources or objects in the dark, there are over 1,000 different bat species and females give birth only once per year. Although n... More »

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Bats are capable of powered flight and remain relatively unchanged from one of the earliest recorded bat fossils, which is more than 52 million years old. Many bats navigate using sound, or echolocation. More »

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Bats are mammals, and like all mammals, they have hair and are warm-blooded, meaning that they partly control their body temperature from the inside. Bats are the only mammals that are capable of true flight. There are o... More »

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Bats exit their caves in whatever direction is open to them, using echolocation both to avoid collision and to locate food. It is a popular myth that they always turn left, a legend that may have first surfaced via an em... More »

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None of the 1,100 bat species are blind. Most bats have eyesight that is just as good as humans. Bats are sensitive to changing light levels and see in color, just like humans. More »

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Most bats use sound or biological sonar, known as echolocation, to navigate. Bats emit sounds that bounce back like an echo and allow them to detect obstacles in their path, locate roosts and find food. More »

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Bats communicate with each other through echolocation, the use of very high-frequency sounds. Using sound enables bats to visualize objects of any size in their environment. More »

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