10 Facts About Bats

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Bats are the only mammals capable of true flight. What else do you know about bats. Read on to find out.


1
A single bat can eat more than 600 bugs in one hour, which is like a person eating 20 pizzas a night.

2
The world’s largest bat is the giant golden-crowned flying fox, a rare fruit bat. It has a wingspan of 5 to 6 feet.

3
Some white-winged vampire bats snuggle up to hens and pretend to be chicks. Once in position under the hens, the bats feed on their blood.

4
Rarely will a vampire bat bite a person-but if it does, it will then probably come back the next night to feed again from that same person.

5
Vampire bats don't suck blood. They lap it up.

6
Most bats rest, sleep, mate, and give birth upside down.

7
In China and Japan, bats are symbols of happiness.

8
In North America and Europe, bats have long been associated with witchcraft and were often ingredients in folk medicines and potions.

9
Vampire bats are the only mammals in the world that live entirely on blood

10
Since vampire bats have to drink as much as their own weight in blood every day, a human vampire like Dracula would have to drink the blood of a whole table full of guests every night just to keep going