Bats | Chiroptera

Bats, one of the most numerous types of mammals comprising 20% of all mammal species, are the only species of mammals capable of true flight. There are 1,200 different species of bats ranging in wingspan sizes from a little over an inch to five feet with two different suborders of bats: the megabats and the microbats.. Bats are found on nearly every continent, except for extreme deserts and arctic environments. Bats are nocturnal and typically feed on insects or fruits, but 3 species of bats feed on blood (typically from cattle) and thus have spawned many myths and folklore associations with vampires, darkness, and horror.

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