There are over 1,000 species of bats and two suborders. The first is made up of the fruit bats, also known as flying foxes. The second suborder are the microchiroptera. More »

There are at least 925 different kinds of bats worldwide. Within the population of mammals, bats are second only to rodents. Bats account for about one-fifth of all mammals on Earth. More »

Some different types of bats include microbats, vampire bats and flying foxes. Bats are the second largest and most diverse group of mammals, with hundreds of different known species. More »

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The western pipistrelle bat is the smallest known species of bat in the United States, and it weighs less than a penny, while the greater mastiff bat is the largest known species in the U.S., and it weighs around 2 ounce... More »

Bats occur in a variety of color schemes, but most bat species are brown, gray or black. Some bats have reddish-brown colors as well. Bats do not rely heavily on their coloration for survival, as their nocturnal activity... More »

Bat flying speeds vary by the species, but they can range from 12 mph up to 40 to 60 mph. The Mexican free-tailed bat is one of the fastest, flying at speeds up to 60 mph. More »

Some species of bats hibernate, and others are active all year. Bats that live in areas where insects die out during the winter tend to hibernate because of depleting food sources, and bats in tropical areas with reliabl... More »