Bats, Bats, Bats !

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Bats, Bats, Bats !
Second Grade wants to know about bats.
What are bats?
Background info. on birds vs. bats
Why aren’t bats birds?
Bat cam
We want to see real bats!
Bat photos
Tell us more about bats!
A bat’s body
All about bats
Bats come in many colors.
Bats hang upside down when resting or sleeping.
Bats hunt at night, using echolocation to guide them.
Bats use sharp claws to cling to a variety of surfaces
-- from cave walls to tree trunks.
Bats usually roost in caves in large groups.
Bats have large ears and small eyes.
Bats are mammals that fly at night.
Bats have fur or hair on their
bodies.
Birds have feathers on them.
What is a habitat?
A habitat is a place where plants and animals live.
What is echolocation?
Echolocation is a way bats communicate. They use sound
waves.
First, let us listen. Then, let me show you.
Q: Why do bats hang upside down?
A: Bats hang upside down to keep away
from their enemies. It is also easier for
them to push off fast and fly away.
Miss Race, what do bats eat?
Well kids, bats eat pollen from flowers.
Most bats eat fruits and insects.
Yes, some bats even drink blood!
bat food
What is hibernation?
Hibernation is when animals slow their bodies down for the winter. The
weather is too cold for them to survive, so they take a long sleep until the
weather gets warmer.
Why do bats hibernate?
hibernation cave
Where’s my mom?
Bat moms can find their babies by listening
to the special sounds they make. Each
baby makes a different sound.
bat babies
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