Bat Facts & Trivia

Bat Facts

  • A Brown Bat can eat up to 1000 mosquitoes in one hour.
  • There are over 1200 known species of bats.
  • Bats groom themselves almost constantly.
  • Almost 40% of American bat species are in decline or are already listed as endangered.
  • Bats are the slowest reproducing mammals on Earth for their size.
  • Bats diet is frogs, rodents and insect.
  • Some bats will fly as high as two miles above the earth.
  • Bats are found worldwide.
  • Baby bats are “pups.”
  • Bats roost in caves, trees, mines and barns.
  • Kingdom: Animalia.
  • Phylum: Chordata.
  • Class: Mammalia.
  • Order: Chiropterav
  • Family: Microchiroptera
  • Genus: Emballonuridae

Bat Movies

  • The Lost Weekend, (1945)
  • The Kiss of the Vampire, (1965)
  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes, (1971)
  • Bats, (1999)
  • Batman, (1989)
  • ampire Bats, (2005)
  • Stellaluna, (2004)

Bat Songs

  • Bat out of Hell, by Meat Loaf
  • Bat Country, by Avenged Sevenfold
  • Batdance, by Prince
  • Rat Bat Blue, by Deep Purple

Famous Bats

  • Grandpa Munster, from The Munsters TV Show
  • Batman, from the movies and comics
  • Stellaluna, from the book “Stellaluna”
  • Bartok, from the movie “Anastasia”

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