FACTS ABOUT BATS
Bats are very interesting creatures. I remember when I was in high school we found a fruit bat hanging on our volleyball net. We had so much fun watching that bat!
While your kids are busy coloring these bat coloring pages you can share with them some interesting facts about bats!
- In Japan and China, bats are symbols of happiness.
- Vampire bats are only found in South and Central America.
- Bat poop (or droppings) are called guano.
- Bats actually have very good vision despite the myth that they are blind.
- Typically bats are black or brown in color, but there are some that are more colorful and can be red or orange.
- Bats sleep hanging upside down. This helps them fly away quickly when awoken.
- The bumblebee bat is the smallest bat in the world and is critically endangered. It is the size of a bumblebee and weighs less than a penny.
- Texas is home to the largest bat colony in the world.
- One bat can eat more than 600 bugs in one hour!
- There are over 1100 different species of bats around the world.
- No bats live in Antartica.
- Bats are actually mammals that fly.
- Bats are nocturnal and are the most active at night.
- Echolocation is the ability to see in the dark and bats have this skill.
- Disease is a major threat to bats.
- A lot of fruit depends on bats for pollination.
- Bats can fly very fast.
- There are 13 types of bats that are endangered in the USA.
- Bats are clean animals and spend a lot of time grooming themselves.
FREE PRINTABLE BAT COLORING PAGES
I find bats really fascinating and think they are awesome to learn about year-round although there is definitely more attention given to them at Halloween! Going into the bat cave area at the zoo is always a highlight for me.
There are two different bat coloring sheets that you can download and print off for your own personal use.
Just click the link or the image below to print these free color sheets off: Bat Coloring Printables
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