Bats are always compared and associated with vampires, Halloween, and other scary things but did you know that not all bats drink blood? The shape of the bat’s skull can indicate the food it eats.
The bats with thicker jaws and bigger teeth eat hard-shelled insects such as beetles, these bats are called insectivores. The other bats with thick jaws but blade-like teeth prefer hard fruits, such as figs, and are called frugivores.
The bats with longer skulls and hence bigger brains prey on other animals and are carnivores. The bats with long but narrow skulls like to eat nectar and are called nectarivores whilst the bats with long snouts are sanguinivores. The snout houses the tongue that is used to lap up the blood. So although some bats do drink blood, a large majority don’t.
Top 10 Facts about bats
- Bats can swim, they normally don’t do this, but they can do when they fall in water.
- New Born babies of bats can be as small as paperclip.
- Bats are only species among all the mammals that have ability to fly.
- The waste and poop by bats can also be used in making gunpowder.
- Length of feathers of a longest Bat can be as much as six feet.
- When bats come out from there home, they always take a leftward flight.
- Smallest species of bats found on earth in bomblambee that is around 215g.
- Most of the species of bats found on earth are of brown and white coloured.
- They always sleeps hanging downwards.
- Bats are the fastest animals in the sky. They can fly as fast as 100 miles per hour.