They are able to digest mangoes, bananas and berries in about 20 minutes. Yes, some other mammals—like gliding possums and flying squirrels—can glide through... 02. It instead relies on its keen senses of sight and smell to locate food, usually traveling more than 25 miles for it. *Mobile Terms & Conditions Often, bats consume their body weight in insects every night, helping keep bug populations in check. Terms of Use For instance, you probably didn't know that there are more than 1,000 species of bats worldwide, according to the Nature Conservancy. While others can glide, bats are the only mammals capable of continued flight. Learn more about The Nature Conservancy's efforts to secure 1,521-acres to protect these vital species. There are many more interesting and hazardous facts about the bat. Check out our range of fun bat facts for kids. But these critters are actually beneficial to your garden and are a great natural pest controller, especially with mosquitos. 10. Read on and enjoy a variety of interesting information about bats. Megabats also called fruit bats, Old World fruit bats or flying foxes are medium to large-size bats. Part of what makes most people fearful of bats is that these mammals literally live by night: the vast majority of bat species are nocturnal, sleeping away the day upside down in dark caves (or other enclosed habitats, like the crevices of trees or the attics of old houses). Only three species of bats are vampire bats. 10 Terrifying Facts About Bats! With over 1300 species of bats around the world, you just know their has to be some weird and wonderful creatures out there. It is who we are and how we work that has brought more than 65 years of tangible lasting results. Most seriously where humans are concerned, bats are known carriers of rabies, and they have also been implicated in the spread of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and even the deadly Ebola virus. Colours of Bats: Black, brown, grey. 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