Bats by Tucker

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Bats by Tucker

  1. 1. By Tucker Dunn All about bats Bats
  2. 2. Table of Contents <ul><li>Question and Answer Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Fast Fact Page </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Page </li></ul><ul><li>About Me Page </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where do bats live? <ul><li>Bats live in caves, attics, and hollow trees. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why are bats good? <ul><li>Most U.S. bats eat insects. A single bat can eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes in one hour. Some bats in the Southwestern U.S. also pollinate plants like the big saguaro cactus while drinking nectar. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do Bats eat? <ul><li>70% of bats consume insects. There are also fruit-eating bats; nectar-eating bats; carnivorous bats that prey on small mammals, birds, lizards and frogs; fish-eating bats; and the blood-sucking vampire bats of South America. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Bat Facts <ul><li>Bats look like 3 inch hairy black things with wings and long ears. </li></ul><ul><li>Bats move by flying, and gliding. </li></ul><ul><li>The bat eats beetles, crickets, and flying insects. </li></ul><ul><li>The bat eats by making echoes. When the echo hits food it goes back to the bat. Now it knows where to get food. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How do bats reproduce? <ul><li>Gestation 40 days - 6 months (bigger bats have longer gestation periods) </li></ul><ul><li>Litter Size Mostly one pup For their size, bats are the slowest reproducing mammals on Earth.  At birth, a pup weighs up to 25 percent of its mother’s body weight, which is like a human mother giving birth to a 31 pound baby!  Offspring typically are cared for in maternity colonies, where females congregate to bear and raise the young. Male bats do not help to raise the pups. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What are the threats to bats? <ul><li>The greatest threat to bats is people. Habitat destruction and fear are a lethal combination for bats. In some areas, people have even been known to set fires in caves, killing thousands of roosting bats. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Other information about bats <ul><li>The bats enemies are: Owls, snakes, and humans. </li></ul><ul><li>Bats protect themselves by camouflaging with its dark habitat . </li></ul>
  10. 10. Fast Facts <ul><li>There are more than 40 bats in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Bats pollinate flowers. </li></ul><ul><li>Bats are endangered species. </li></ul><ul><li>Bats live for 30 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Bats are mammals. </li></ul>
  11. 11. References <ul><li>biollaz (© All Rights reserved) http://www.flickr.com/photos/24024633@N00/311818504 </li></ul><ul><li>Recycled Teenager (© All Rights reserved) http://www.flickr.com/photos/14939179@N00/2237767832 </li></ul><ul><li>by Stig Nygaard (Creative Commons License: Attribution http://www.flickr.com/photos/35034364763@N01/55433791 </li></ul><ul><li>by The Crow2 (© All Rights reserved) http://www.flickr.com/photos/13562200@N07/2260653962 </li></ul><ul><li>by onkel_wart (Creative Commons License: Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-Alike ) http://www.flickr.com/photos/26405526@N00/2258366486 </li></ul><ul><li>by chi liu (© All Rights reserved) http://www.flickr.com/photos/65304419@N00/131527304 </li></ul><ul><li>by Stig Nygaard (Creative Commons License: Attribution ) http://www.flickr.com/photos/10259776@N00/17649131 </li></ul><ul><li>by djhinrich (© All Rights reserved) http://www.flickr.com/photos/21225220@N00/2411192297 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  12. 12. About Me Page <ul><li>My name is Tucker! I am 8 years old. My birthday is June 7. </li></ul><ul><li>My hobbies are playing video games, reading, and hanging out with my friends. </li></ul><ul><li>My family consists of my mom, Patricia, my dad, Bill, my sisters, Emily and Katie, and my brother, Patrick! </li></ul><ul><li>My favorite foods are spaghetti, crumb cake, french fries and hot dogs. </li></ul><ul><li>I hate peanut butter! </li></ul><ul><li>I am scared of squids! </li></ul>
  13. 13. The End!!!

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