Bats are not birds, they are mammals. Bats drink their mother’s milk, have fur and are the ony mammal that can fly.
Bats are nocturnal and there are over 1,200 types of them. They are awake during the night and asleep during the day. The smallest bat is the bumblebee bat, with a wingspan of 5 inches and a body the size of a jellybean. The largest bat is the flying fox, with a wingspan of about 6 feet.
Different species of bats eat different things including insects, fruit, frogs and even blood. Vampire Bats do not suck the blood of humans, but they do drink blood from cows and other livestock. It does not harm the animal when bitten by a bat.
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Bats use echolocation to find food. They make a high pitched sound that echoes off of objects, letting the bat know what is in front of them.
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