Bats are the only flying mammal. Learn about these peculiar and misunderstood animals in this section.
Leopard Seals Are Apex Predators of the Antarctic
With Fewer Than 10 Left, Can the Vaquita Be Saved?
Humpback Whales Have Made an Amazing Comeback From Extinction
Alaska's Kodiak Bear Is One of the Planet's Biggest
What's the Difference Between a Brown Bear and a Black Bear?
How Polar Bears Work
Gray Wolves Will Get Federal Protection Again in Much of U.S.
GPS Could Help Tigers and Traffic Coexist in Asia
The Serval Stands Tall and Jumps Like A Champion
Dik-dik: The Tiny Antelope With the Embarrassing Name
Are Mules, Burros and Jackasses All Donkeys?
Tapir: The Ancient Fruitarian With the Tiny Trunk
What's It Like Inside a Kangaroo's Pouch?
Do Kangaroos Really Box?
The Smiley Quokka Is an Australian Super Survivor
The Tarsier Is One Weird Primate, and Yes, We're Related
Marmosets Are Tiny, Upper Canopy-dwelling Monkeys
Why Do Gorillas Beat Their Chests?
'Splooting': It's What All the Cool Squirrels Are Doing This Summer
Squirrels Get Jacked During Hibernation; No Weights Needed!
Ghostly White Squirrels Haunt a Town in Transylvania County, North Carolina
The Coatimundi Is Cute But Doesn't Make a Good Pet
Great Escapes! 5 Wild Animals Who Busted Out and Went on the Run
Chances Are You'll Never See a Pine Marten in the Wild
Scientists have found striking parallels between the babbling produced by greater sac-winged bat pups and the babbling baby sounds of human infants.
You read that right. Fruit bats are instrumental in pollinating hundreds of plants, including the agave, a key ingredient in tequila.
By Mark Mancini
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.