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BATS. By: PM. Introduction. A bat’s scientific name is pipestrelleus Bats are nocturnal animals Bats are the only flying mammal. This is the Philippine bamboo bat. What bats look like. Bats are flying mammals They have long, black wings They have pointy ears

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By: PM

  • A bat’s scientific name is pipestrelleus
  • Bats are nocturnal animals
  • Bats are the only flying mammal

This is the Philippine bamboo bat.

what bats look like
What bats look like
  • Bats are flying mammals
  • They have long, black wings
  • They have pointy ears
  • Fur is usually brown or black
  • Two legs but only Vampire bats can walk
  • Their wings are like fingers
  • They have a pointy nose and canine teeth
more physical features
More Physical Features

This is a vampire bat on a treadmill.

  • Body usually 1 ft. long without wings
  • With wings usually 2.7 meters
  • Large external earflaps but can be very small
  • Two small nostrils above mouth- not always visible
  • Small eyes
where bats l ive
Where Bats Live




North and South America


NOT Antarctica

  • Caves
  • Peoples attics
  • Abandoned buildings
  • Bat boxes
  • Near Rivers
  • Usually fifteen years in the wild
  • 9-13 years in captivity
  • 50% of the bat types are endangered
predator and prey
Predator and Prey

Bat’s prey

  • Insects
  • small animals
  • fish
  • blood from mammals

Predator to:

Bigger sized birds

Piranhas--(Only to Fishing bat)

Any carnivores they try to feed on– vampire bats

  • Usually 1-3 babies
  • Come with mother hunting
  • Are on their own in 1 and a half years
  • They are born blind and deaf.
physiological adaptations
Physiological Adaptations
  • T heir body has the ability to fight off all diseases known to bats within three months.
  • Their fingers have turned into wings so they can fly
  • They don’t need blood pumped into their wings which keeps them thin and helps them fly
  • They are warm-blooded which helps their climate
behavior how they act
Behavior-How they act
  • Mostly very calm
  • Easily scared
  • Shy
  • Very sensitive
  • Very patient
  • They make squeaky sounds
  • They fly out of caves together always to the left.
behavioral adaptations
Behavioral Adaptations
  • They can sense predators from 3 miles away which makes it easy to catch them
  • patient to catch prey
  • Smart– helps them stay fit and find prey
  • They build their own nurseries in safer spots than the roost where they eventually live…this keep the babies safe.
  • Have echolocation to find prey
physical adaptations
Physical Adaptations
  • Bats have fur to keep them warm during all four seasons
  • They have brown-black fur to camouflage
  • Big wings to help fly fast and maneuver
  • Big canines to scare off predators
fun facts
Fun Facts
  • Nearly 1,ooo species of bats
  • First bat was estimated to live 50,000,000 years ago
  • Bats can eat small mammals
  • The Bamboo bat is the smallest bat- 4 cm. Weighs 1.5 grams
  • 13% of bats live in human made places