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Bat Facts


  • There are over 800 different species of bats found worldwide--nearly everywhere except some islands and the polar region.
  • Bats comprise two suborders: megachiropterans (the megabats) and microchiropterans (the minibats).
  • The largest megabat is the Flying Fox Bat from the Java, with a wingspan of 5.6 feet.
  • The smallest minibat, Kitti's Hog-Nosed Bat of western Thailand, is less than 1.3" long and weighs less than a penny.
  • Most bats (including all bats in our area) are insectivores. Some of the megabats are fruit eaters. Other bats eat fish or frogs. Vampire bats, found in Mexico and Central America, feed on the blood of livestock, but seldom humans.

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