We all know how awesome bats are, right?

Well here are some fun facts to get you through your day:

  1. All UK bat species use echolocation to navigate and hunt for insects in the dark.
  2. A tiny pipistrelle can eat up to 3,000 insects in a night.
  3. Things we get from bat-adapted plants include dates, vanilla, bananas, breadfruit, guavas, Iroko timber, balsa wood, sisal, Tequila and chewing gum!
  4. Bats are more closely related to humans than they are to mice.
  5. The majority of the world’s bats eat insects – just like British bats. In the tropics bats also eat foods like fruit, flowers, frogs, fish, blood, even other bats.
  6. Bats usually only have one baby a year and can live for up to 30 years.

 

To find out more about these marvellous mammals why not visit www.bats.org.uk