Firstly, bats are able to hang upside down for weeks and even months and a time because their toes (and therefore claws) are forced closed… Read More »How can bats hang upside down for weeks without problems?
Employing what is called Batesian mimicry, bats mimic a swarm of hornets or wasps when seized by an owl in order to perplex their attacker… Read More »Bats mimic a swarm of hornets to escape when seized by owls
In the UK, rare bat populations are growing due to milder winters and springs caused by climate change as well as strong wildlife protection laws,… Read More »UK: rare bat populations are growing in number
Ironically, a study has found that vampire bats keep their social distance when ill in order to protect the group, despite the experts deciding that… Read More »Vampire bats keep their social distance when ill
Australian’s flying foxes were thought to set up home and stay put but research indicates that they are a nomadic species and like to find… Read More »Australia’s flying foxes are nomadic and fly long distances