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Gray bats at Sauta Cave Refuge Photo by George Lee

Bats: “The Coolest Mammals on Earth”

Information icon Gray bats at Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama. (Photo: George Lee)

Yes, bats can be scary. Halloween scary! But they are fascinating animals that are vital to the environment, to people, and to foods – and beverages – we enjoy. See our story.

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A black bear in a flowery meadow
Information icon American black bear at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Maine. (Photo: Keith Ramos/USFWS)