Facts About Bats
Over 1,100 species exist world-wide
About 1/5 of the world's mammals are bats
Only mammal capable of powered flight
Bats live 15 to 20 years
Bats actually have good eyesight
The winter home of bats is a "hibernaculum"
Bat babies are called "pups"
Most species have only 1 pup/year
A group of female bats with young is a "nursery colony"
Page Photo Credits Full Moon - Marlon Malabanan; Little Brown Myotis - Bat Conservation International and Michael Durham
Last Updated: Sep 01, 2013