Did you know that ?
- The largest bat, is actually a bat sculpture
, and has a wingspan of twenty feet.
- Giant flying foxes that live in Indonesia have wingspans of nearly six
- The worlds smallest bat, the Bumblebee Bat, weighs less than a penny.
- Mexican free-tailed bats can fly up to 2 miles high at speeds of 60 mph.
- Some bats in North America have life-spans exceeding 32 years.
- Vampire bats adopt orphans and share food with roost-mates.
- Bats can eat up to one-half of their body weight in insects each night.
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- Bat pups weigh one-third as much as their mothers at birth.
equivalent of a human giving birth to a 40 pound child)