Bats are the only flying mammal. Learn about these peculiar and misunderstood animals in this section.
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Vampire bats do it and so should we: socially distance when ill, that is. That's what a new study found.
Yes, these nocturnal mammals can fly faster than our most beloved speedy birds. And they beat the record by a long shot.
What do bats have in common with ice skaters and one-legged ducks? The answer to that helped illuminate one perplexing thing about the flying mammals.
Bats can spread deadly human diseases. Join Lauren as she interviews a virologist about the powerful immune systems of these fascinating creatures of the night.
The largest bat in the New World and the only species in its genus, Vampyrum spectrum was once thought to drink blood.
Once considered repugnant by most people, bats have gained a much better reputation as their role as bug control agents has become recognized.
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.
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.