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111/365 – Bats


1. Bats are the only mammals able to fly

2. A single brown bat can catch around 1,200 mosquito-size insects in one hour

3. Vampire bats don’t suck blood

4. Bats don’t have “fat days.” The metabolism of a bat is enviable

5. Fewer than 10 people in the last 50 years have contracted rabies from North American bats

6. Bats use echolocation to get around in the dark.

7. Bats make up a quarter of all mammals

8. More than 50 percent of bat species in the United States are either in severe decline or are listed as endangered

9. An anticoagulant found in vampire bat saliva may soon be used to treat human cardiac patients

10. Bats have only one pup a year

11. The average bat will probably outlive your pet dog

12. Bats wash behind their ears

Source: http://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/13-incredible-bat-facts1.htm

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