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  1. little brown Batsflying nightmares Power Point by Rafferty

  2. Table of contents • Introduction • What Bats Look Like • How Long They Live • Where Bats Live • What weather they live in • Bat Food • Prey and predators • Behavior • Reproduction • Physiological adaptations • Behavioral adaptations • Fun facts

  3. Introduction • The scientific name for a bat is chiropteran • They are in the mammal family • They are the only mammal that has sustained flight • There are 1,100 bat species • There are two types of bats: Mega bats and micro bats • Brown bats are micro bats

  4. What Little brown Bats Look Like • Their body and hair color are brown • They have big ears they can spread their wings 22/27cm they weigh 0.5 oz • they pick up sounds from far away but can not see in color • They have thumbs that help them climb and also to keep them clean • they have sharp teeth to eat their prey

  5. More of What Bats Look Like • They have four very long fingers that are in their wings • Their tail helps it catch its food because its tail is like a net • There are 782 species of micro bats • Their feet look like hands

  6. How Long They Live • They are not endangered • They normally live 6 or 7 years • But can live up to 15 years

  7. Where They Live • Little Brown Bats live mostly in North America – Canada, US, Mexico • They live in old buildings, hollow trees, in wood piles, caves or under rocks • They also like to sleep under metal roofs and in your attic

  8. Weather They Live In • Bats like cool weather • They like to come out when it turns 50°F • They stay in their caves during the day so they are not to hot • r

  9. How bats catch food • They get their food from echolocation • Echolocation is how they use sound to find their food • They make a screeching sound that bounces off their food

  10. Prey And Predator What they eat and what eats them • Snakes and rats and even big birds eat bats • Bats eat mice, insects, small birds, and frogs • BATS love to eat moths, the most

  11. Behavior How They Act • They are nocturnal (come out at night) • They leave their caves at dusk • If the moms leave their babies before they learn to fly they will fall and die

  12. Reproduction babies • The male and the female do not stick together after mating • The female takes care of babies • They breed only once per year and only one baby per female

  13. Physical ADAPTATIONhow it adapts to the surroundings • They have thumbs that help them climb and clean themselves • They have wings that allow them to fly away from their predators • They have big ears to hear from far away

  14. Behavioral adaptations • Bats sleep for 20 hours a day so they can fly all night • Bats are warm blooded it keeps them warm They don’t like cold weather so they fly south or hibernate during the winter

  15. pythat helps bats adapt

  16. FunFacts • A single brown bat can catch around 1,200 mosquitoes in one hour • There are 3 species of vampire bats which feed only on blood • Vampire bats can carry rabies, making their bites potentially dangerous

  17. END