More than 1,300 species of bats live all over the world. These night-flying mammals usually only birth one pup per year, and some bats live up to 35 years. But they have unique dietary needs: some eat insects, some bats prefer fruit or pollen, and some even eat fish! Follow the links below to learn all about bats, and if you want to see videos about bats, then visit the multimedia page.
How Bats Fly
Bats use special skills to fly at night.
Where Bats Live
Bats live in places you might not expect.
Hibernate or Migrate
Bats use two main strategies to survive winter: hibernation or migration.
Last updated: November 5, 2018