Bats know to wrap themselves up in their
wings to keep warm. In order to get around
at night, the bats use their keen senses of
smell and hearing to ﬁnd their way. During
the cold season, bats hibernate to save
energy until food is available in the spring.
A newborn bat is about the same size as the
tip of your thumb.
Bats use echo-
location to sense
other bats from
far away. Some
bats can send out
its' nose and then
direct it with its'
A mother bat
wraps its' wings
around its' young
the young doesn't
know how to keep
itself safe and
PEOPLE AND BATS
All bats need a place to rest, like we need a bed. Many
people are disturbing bat roosting sites. When the bats are
woken up in the winter, they awake to ﬁnd that there is no
food for them to eat.
Since people are disrupting the sleeping
bats, they are starving to death! People are
also destroying their homes leaving them
with no place to live.
If a bat is afraid of something or someone it will open
its' mouth wide and try to scare the creature away.