Female bats take care of their young at birth by holding them in a membrane pouch and nursing them. For some time after birth they may carry their tiny babies with them as they feed, but the mothers later leave them at t... More »

Elephant calves are cared for by their aunts, sisters and mother, with the mother responsible for providing breast milk while the aunts and sisters guarding and babysitting the babies. Because elephant calves are born on... More »

Female giant pandas raise their young alone without the involvement of other adults, and while they may give birth to two cubs at once, there is usually only one survivor. Cubs are born small and helpless, unable to move... More »

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 »

Bats hang upside down to roost and sleep because the bones in their hind legs are lightweight and cannot support a bat's body weight in an upright stance. While they rest, bats wrap their wings around themselves like a c... More »

Bats are nocturnal because they find bugs during the night, and they can evade predators more easily at night. Bats stay away from daylight to avoid competing for food with other predators, such as birds. Bats are also a... More »

Direct morning sunlight is a primary factory in attracting bats to a roost site. The availability of water and the quality and content of the surrounding habitat also play a role. More »