Bats are wild animals. They are the only
mammals that are able to fly. Bats can be found
almost anywhere in the whole world except in
very cold or very hot countries. They are mostly
found in tropical countries.
normally think of bats as animals that live in
caves, they actually prefer trees as their home.
In order not to be seen, they use their skin as
camouflage. This helps them to make homes under
big trees or under bark of trees. They like
caves too, as they find it a suitably dark place
to sleep during the day.
Bats are nocturnal
animals. This means that they rest by day and
hunt at night. Most bats have very good eyesight
and a keen sense of smell. A bat can see better
in the dark than most of us do !
A bat's diet
includes fruits, nectar, meat from small animals
like frogs and fish as well as insects. Their
feeding habits actually help plants and trees to
reproduce. The seeds from the fruits they eat
are dropped onto the ground, which in turn grow
into new plants. Bats are therefore quite useful