15 Interesting Facts About Bats You've Never Heard Before!
> 15 Interesting Facts About Bats You've Never Heard Before!
We have compiled interesting facts about bats, which have around 1200 species, so that you will know more about them than the fact that they are the only flying mammals. There is so much more to them:
1. The biggest known bat cave is in Texas.
2. They usually sleep and rest upside down.
3. A small bat colony consumes more than a ton of insects per year.
4. Thanks to them, farmers get to save 1 million dollars per year.
5. The vampire bats, which prey on blood, can transmit the rabies virus to you if they are carrying it.
6. If a vampire bat bites you once, it might pay you another visit later.
7. They actually don't suck blood.
8. They do know about oral sex!
9. Females resort to birth control!
10. Sight is less important compared to other senses.
11. In addition to the ultrasonic sounds, they are able to use other sounds for communication.
12. Yes, they can swim!
13. In Chinese, the word "fu" means bat, but also happiness!
14. The bats that live on nectar have a specifically developed tongue to reach the nectar.
15. The membrane of the bats' wings makes up 95% of their total body surface.