IF THEY FLY, WHY ARENT THEY BIRDS?Bats are mammals.They have fur or hair.A baby bat is born live.The babies nurse from their mom.Bats have arms, hands and feet.They are warm blooded. Birds Are...well...birds! They are hatched from eggs. Birds have feathers, not fur or hair. Babies are fed from moms mouth. They have wings, but no hands and fingers.
ECHOLOCATION and how it worksBats send out sound waves usingtheir mouth or nose. When thesound hits an object an echocomes back. The bat can identifyan object by the sound of theecho. They can even tell the size,shape and texture of a tiny insectfrom its echo. Most bats useecholocation to navigate in thedark and find food.
Larger Bodies Smaller BodiesLarge eyes Small eyesNormal looking Oversized earsnoses (most of the Strange lookingtime) nosesEats fruit Eats insects Uses echolocation
Do you know your bat?Mega bat Mega bat Micro batMicro bat Micro bat
Mexican Free-tail bat Oversized ears Small eyes Funny noses