5What’s a bat?A bat (as we all probably know) is a flying mammal. But is it really a dangerous flying menace as many think it is? The answer is (as we all probably know AGAIN) no. In fact, it’s more mysterious than it is dangerous (which it isn’t)!
6Eeeeeeeww- don’t you hate eating scorpions and frogs Eeeeeeeww- don’t you hate eating scorpions and frogs? Apparently, bats like it (even more eeeeww)! So don’t read the next slide (after the next one) if you just ate something like a bowl full of asparagus.
8A bat’s dinnerOK, there are 3 types of bats-- micro bats, mega bats, and other random bats.Micro bats eat night bugs like mosquitoes, moths and others.Mega bats feast on ripe fruit in rainforests.Other bats (the yucky part) like to eat….Frogs, fish, scorpions, and plant nectar!!!!!!!Another bat favourite is rats.
12Bat facts Bats are nocturnal (sleep in the day and wake in the night) It’s dark at night, so it’s hard to see. To find their lunch, they make sounds that bounce off objects. If the sound it hits something, it will bounce back. The bat will hear the sound, and it will go in the direction that the sound came from. This is called echolocation.The Vampire bat is the most famous bat inthe world.There’s somethingwrong with this…
13Even more bat facts There are more than 1,000 species of bats There are 150 species of fruit batsThere are only two types of bats in NZBats are the only mammals that can flyBats have leather wingsBats might have evolved from the flying squirrel.Most bats have nose flaps to help with echolocation.
14Home, sweet home! Bats can be found in many places of the world. They flutter their wings and fly around.They live in caves, tree and rock crevices, man-made bat boxes and sometimes in the attic!A bat box
15“ooohh, look! It’s a cute little pup.” You wouldn’t want to say that to a bat baby. Although a bat babies are called pups, they look more ugly than cute. So I hope you don’t go “Eeeeewww!!”.
17Bat pup three week old bat mature bat Life cycle of a batBat pup three week old bat mature bat
18And then the mature bat makes bat pups and they turn into three week old bats and then– well, you get the idea.So that’s all for now. See you after the commercial break.
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205 pretty good bat species (I don’t care if you like it or not, it was Eddie’s opinion.)
215Vampire batVampire bats are found in Central and south America. Even though they are thought to be SUPER FREAKY, they actually don’t normally attack humans! Vampire bats suck blood. Their fangs also inject a numbing chemical so the victim does not feel the wound being cut open in it’s skin. (That pesky vampire bat!)
224Flying foxThe flying fox is a mega bat (see slide 8). Speaking of MEGA, it is the biggest bat in the world. It has a wingspan of 6 ft. That’s wider than some EAGLE wingspans!!!
233Naked-backed batThese bats don’t have nose flaps (see slide 11) to use in echolocation (see slide 10). Instead, it purses it’s lips as if it were to blow a kiss, to form a disc shaped hole through which it calls. When the bat closes it’s wings to roost, it completely covers it’s back and appears to be naked.
242Lesser horse shoe batThe echolocation used by these bats are billions BILLIONS BILLIONS BILLIONS better than most bat’s echolocation. Their calls are sent out pulses through their highly modified noses, which have a nose flap shaped like a horse shoe (which why these bats have horse shoe in their name). These bats are normally found in tropical Africa and Asia.
27NUMBER 1!!!!!! Tent-making bat In the day, this bat dozes in a shelter made by nibbling a large leaf so that it’s sides curl around it. This species of bat belongs to an American bat group called ‘leaf nosed bats’ due to their leaf-shaped nose flaps!
28NUMBER 1!!!!!! Tent-making bat In the day, this bat dozes in a shelter made by nibbling a large leaf so that it’s sides curl around it. This species of bat belongs to an American bat group called ‘leaf nosed bats’ due to their leaf-shaped nose flaps!
29Funny photos “RAAAAH!!!” “AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!” “WEEEEEEEEEE!” This is my home!!!!!
30Bonus FactThe bat is really popular. People even made a super hero based on bats; batman.And that’s why this is here >
36Glossary Echolocation- how a bat finds it’s food Bat pup- bat babies Bat box- a man-made bat habitatWingspan- haw long a wing isSpecies- a type of main animal e.g. main animal: bear. species: brown bear.Fruit bat- a species of bat that obviously eats fruitLife cycle- how an animal lives and makes babiesBillions- A BIG number