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We Love Bats

Bats often get a bad press and at this time of year, they are often seen as scary 🦇 However there is nothing to be scared of and everything to be fascinated by 💚
🦇 In the UK we have 17 breeding bat species
🦇 Bats are pollinators and hugely important for people and the planet.
🦇 All UK bat species use echolocation to navigate and hunt for insects.
🦇 Bats are the only true flying mammals in the world.
🦇 A tiny pipistrelle can eat up to 3,000 insects in a night.
🦇 Bats are more closely related to humans than they are to mice.
🦇 The majority of the world’s bats eat insects – just like British bats.
🦇Bats usually only have one baby a year and can live for up to 30 years.
🦇Some bat species weigh less than a penny.
🦇 When in flight, bats hearts beat 1,000 times a minute!
Show some love not fear, towards these amazing creatures this Halloween 💚 Is a brilliant resource from Bat Conservation Trust, for everything you need to know about bats.