By: FPJ Web Desk | August 26, 2023
International Bat Night is observed on the intervening night between August 26 and 27. It is a moment to remember and celebrate the existence of the species, the mammal which can scare you during the night.
It would be interesting to note there is another occasion dedicated to bats which falls in April - Bats Appreciation Day.
Here are 5 mind-blowing facts about bats.
(1) Bats can eat up to 3,000 insects in a night
Gold Country Bat Project
(2) Without bats, there would be no bananas, avocados and mangoes as these fruits depend on bats for pollination.
El Yunque National Forest - Nature & Science
(3) Not all bats are nocturnal. But those who are can find their food in total darkness by echolocation.
(4) Baby bats are called pups. So, you now know that dogs aren’t the only ones with pups.
Photo by Alan Cressler, USGS
(5) Bats may be small, but they’re fast little creatures who can cover over 100 miles per hour.
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