5 Surprising Facts About Bats

Bats Are the Only Mammals Capable of Flight: Like all true mammals, baby bats are nourished with milk from their mothers.

There Are More Than 1,200 Species of Bats: Bats are usually divided into two suborders: Megachiropter and Microchiroptera.

Bat Droppings Can Be Used to Make Gunpowder: Speaking of bat droppings, also known as guano, they are high in potassium nitrate and are often used as fertilizer.

Not All Bats Hang Upside Down: Almost all bat species hang upside down.

Bats Aren’t Really Blind: Only the smaller species of bats use echolocation as their main means of orienting themselves.

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