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The Ultimate Bat vs. Fungus Quiz

Something mysterious is going on in the bat world. Thousands of bats have been dying and the cause has yet to be determined. One thing most of the dead bats have in common is the appearance of fungus on their bodies. Is fungus the culprit behind the bats' deaths? Take this quiz to learn more about bats versus fungus.

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  • Could a fungus cause the extinction of bats?
    Could a fungus cause the extinction of bats?

    Riddle me this: Why are bats showing up dead with a white powder streaked across their faces? Could a poorly understood fungus wipe them out? To the bat cave, readers! See more »

  • How and why do bats hang upside down all day?
    How and why do bats hang upside down all day?

    Bats are often found sleeping upside down during the day. They roost in secluded areas such as hollowed out trees and caves. Have you ever wondered why bats sleep upside down? Find out the answer to this question in this HowStuffWorks article. See more »

  • How Bats Work
    How Bats Work

    Think you know what bats are all about? Chances are you're operating under at least a couple of misconceptions. Sort out the facts from the myths and see what makes bats so unique. See more »

  • 13 Incredible Bat Facts
    13 Incredible Bat Facts

    Contrary to popular belief, bats don't go around biting people and sucking blood. Bats got a bad reputation from the Dracula stories, but they actually prefer eating insects over blood. Find 13 incredible bat facts only at HowStuffWorks. See more »

  • Bat
    Bat

    Contrary to what many people believe, bats are not vicious and are not likely to attack humans and transmit disease. See more »

  • The Ultimate Bat Quiz
    The Ultimate Bat Quiz

    Bats are the only mammals that hang upside down. Did you know that bats are generally not dangerous and, in fact is are often helpful to humans? Take this quiz to learn more about bats. See more »

  • The Ultimate Bat vs. Fungus Quiz
    The Ultimate Bat vs. Fungus Quiz

    Something mysterious is going on in the bat world. Thousands of bats have been dying and the cause has yet to be determined. One thing most of the dead bats have in common is the appearance of fungus on their bodies. Is fungus the culprit behind the bats' deaths? Take this quiz to learn more about bats versus fungus. See more »

  • The Ultimate How Bats Work Quiz
    The Ultimate How Bats Work Quiz

    When you think of bats you might think of scary, blood-sucking creatures that hang upside down in caves. While most bats are not dangerous and do not eat blood, there are some that do is and bats are certainly famous for their ability to sleep hanging upside down. Take this quiz to learn more about bats. See more »

  • The Ultimate Why Bats Hang Upside Down Quiz
    The Ultimate Why Bats Hang Upside Down Quiz

    Bats are fascinating animals that sleep comfortably upside down. Take this quiz and learn more about bats. See more »

  • Attracting Bats
    Attracting Bats

    Once considered repugnant by most people, bats have gained a much better reputation as their role as bug control agents has become recognized. See more »

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