Top Ten Reasons to Love Bats


Bats are amazing, don’t believe us? Count down through these ten reasons that bats are the best! Sadly bats in North America are being threatened by White Nose Syndrome. Start a campaign to help protect them and check out this fun Halloween activity to help you raise awareness about bat protection.

1) Bats are really unique; they are the only flying mammal

bat flying

2) Many bats eat insects, which helps to control bug populations

little brown bat

3) They are super social, living in huge colonies

Group of Lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) - wintering colony

4) When hanging upside down, they look like they’re dancing

bats upside down dancing

5) Bat droppings, called guano, is one of the world’s richest fertilizers


6) Swaddled baby bats look like an adorable burrito

swaddled baby bats
Photo credit: Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Center

7) Bats are really diverse, with lots of different species to pick a favourite

Indian Flying-fox

8) Many species are endangered and really need our help

Plecotus auritus

9) Bats are loud but keep it quiet for humans by making sounds at octaves we can’t hear

bat holding on a wall

10) They have a face that screams ‘love me’!

Sweet baby bat on my finger.


  1. The first one is not totally true, bats glide not fly Andy supernatural gliders rare mammals that glide to