Bats

Bats are amazing animals and an important part of our natural environment. These small mammals are crucial to the seed dispersal and pollination of many plants and consume a large number of insects pests.

Firstly bats are not blind, despite what people may think, they use echolocation, which is an incredible ability to navigate in complete darkness, they radiate supersonic sounds that bounce of objects and are then picked up by their supersensitive ears which enable them to manoeuvre swiftly through the night.

The forelimbs of bats are webbed and developed as wings making them the only mammals naturally capable of flight. They have tiny bones that support the wing membranes, which are actually very similar to the structure to the…



Source by PJC Consultancy