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Bat Features

  • Photo: Bat with wings outstretched

    African Bat Biodiversity Project

    Funded by a National Geographic/Waitt grant, researchers study the importance of ecosystems to threatened and forest-restricted bat species.

  • Photo: Greater bulldog bat grabbing a small fish from the water

    Panama's Adaptable Bats

    Seventy-four species of bats flourish on one small Panamanian island, carving out distinct niches for habitat and forage.

  • Photo: Vampire bat

    Common Vampire Bat

    Find out who's on the menu for vampire bats, the only mammals that can fly and the only ones that survive on blood.

  • Photo: Ozark big-eared bat

    Ozark Big-Eared Bat

    Explore the miniscule habitat of this criti