MASON: Did you know? Bats are the only mammals capable of true flight.

MADISON: Bats are also the only mammals that hang upside down.

MASON: Bats sleep during the day while hanging upside down.

MADISON: Bats like to sleep in secluded areas, such as a cave, the underside of a bridge or the inside of a hollowed-out tree.

MASON: Hanging upside down allows bats to fall into flight so they can move fast.

MADISON: Did you know that Bats lost the ability to use their hands, since their hands turned into wings.

MASON: The largest bats such as the Giant Flying Foxes have wingspans of nearly six feet.

MADISON: There are more than 1,250 different kinds of bats in the world and they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

MASON: Bats are divided into two suborders: Megachiroptera, meaning large bat, and Microchiroptera, meaning small bat.

MADISON: The smallest bat is the Kitti’s hog-nosed bat it’s no more than an inch long.

MILA: Did you know that bats are generally not dangerous and, in fact, are often helpful to humans? About 70% of bats are insectivores. Bats are important, as they consume insect pests, reducing the need for pesticides. A single little brown bat can eat up to 1000 mosquitoes in a single hour. The greatest threat to bats are people due to habitat destruction. Most bats live longer than most mammals of their size. The longest known lifespan of a bat in the wild is 30 years for a little brown bat.

Natalia Winter

Natalia Winter

Natalia Winter, the founder of Mason and Madison's Corner is dedicated to providing fun, educational, exciting topics and experiences for the entire family to enjoy together. This website originated when her children Mason and Madison began asking to participate in events that were non-traditional kids activities. Natalia documented and shared her families adventures and thus Mason and Madison's Corner was born.

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