French Bat

Bats have been flying around for 50 million years. In Europe there are 52 species . Twenty nine of these can be found in France.

A bat is une chauve-souris (lit. bald mouse) in French.

Nature Table Explorer Karen sent this photo of a bat from France.

Interesting Bat facts

  • Bats are the only mammal that actually fly.
  • Bats use echolocation to find their food.
  • Bats mate in the autumn but store the sperm and only become pregnant in the spring.
  • Bats do not make nests, they have places to roost.
  • A tiny pipistrelle bat can eat 3000 tiny insects in one night !

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