Wild Fact #12 – An Important Pollinator – The Mexican Long-Tongued Bat

Wild Fact #12 – An Important Pollinator – The Mexican Long-Tongued Bat

  Cool Facts about the Mexican Long-Tongued Bat The length of its tongue can measure as long as a third of their total body length, no wonder they are called the long-tongued bat As well as bees, Mexican long-tongued bats have a great economic importance for humans because  of their

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Wild Fact #35 – Watch The Tongue – Banana Bat

Wild Fact #35 – Watch The Tongue – Banana Bat

  Cool Facts About The Banana Bat The Banana Bat is also known as the “Trumpet-Nosed Bat” as a result of their elongated snout What you can’t tell from their name is this particular bat has a tongue that is approximately 2/3 of their body length, when stretched to the

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Wild Fact #126 – Good Thing They Like Fruit – Large Flying Fox

Wild Fact #126 – Good Thing They Like Fruit – Large Flying Fox

Did You Know? The Large Flying Fox is also known as the Malaysian Flying Fox, Greater Flying Fox and the Kalang This particular specimen is part of the Fruit Bat family and as such feeds exclusively on flowers, nectar and tasty fruit (okay, they may eat fruit that isn’t tasty

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Wild Fact #300 – A Little Night Fishing – Greater Bulldog Bat

Wild Fact #300 – A Little Night Fishing – Greater Bulldog Bat

Today’s featured animal, the Greater Bulldog Bat, has to be one of the most remarkable bat species on the planet. This large bat, also known as the Fisherman Bat, is a type of fishing bat found throughout Latin America. As you might expect, they are called the Fisherman Bat for

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Wild Fact #318 – All About The Money – Cave Nectar Bat

Wild Fact #318 – All About The Money – Cave Nectar Bat

I have always been intrigued by bats. Perhaps, it stems from my days as a child where I would see them sleeping on the side of my cousin’s garage…and subsequently, I remember getting in trouble for petting them. It is funny, how these poor bats have such a bad reputation,

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Wild Fact #365 – One Large Carnivore – Spectral Bat

Wild Fact #365 – One Large Carnivore – Spectral Bat

Here we are at the start of another week of Wild Facts. Since it is Monday, I thought you may need some help getting your day start so I figured the Spectral Bat would be the perfect candidate to get you up out of your seat. This particular bat species

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Wild Fact #376 – The Moosehead – Hammer-Headed Bat

Wild Fact #376 – The Moosehead – Hammer-Headed Bat

After a week of playing in the ocean, flying with beautiful coloured birds and risking our lives with a carnivorous caterpillar, I thought we would end with an even more bizarre animal. You just need to take one look at the Hammer-Headed Bat to realize it will be a fun

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Wild Fact #390 – A Nose for Fruit – Tube Nosed Fruit Bat

Wild Fact #390 – A Nose for Fruit – Tube Nosed Fruit Bat

Welcome back to another exciting week of Wild Facts. This week we are going to take a look at some very unique animals starting with one that was recently discovered in 2009. There may not be too much information on the Tube Nosed Fruit Bat but we are going to

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Wild Fact #433 – One Hungry Bat – Common Pipistrelle

Wild Fact #433 – One Hungry Bat – Common Pipistrelle

After spending the first two days of the week chasing after frogs and salamanders, I thought we would mix it up by heading to the night skies to learn about the Common Pipistrelle. Yes, this is a type of bat! I know, I know…ewwww, bats! They may have a bad

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Wild Fact #618 – The Dangers of Fungus – Little Brown Bat

Wild Fact #618 – The Dangers of Fungus – Little Brown Bat

Today’s Wild Fact is going to be a little different than most of the other ones.  This is because I am going to focus on a very important issue that is threatening the existence of the Little Brown Bat.   This wonderful little bat is one of the most common bat

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Wild Fact #680 – This Bat Nose How to Hunt – Horsehoe Bat

Wild Fact #680 – This Bat Nose How to Hunt – Horsehoe Bat

Thank you for joining me for another amazing week of Wild Facts.  We are going to start it off with a rather unique looking animal, the Horseshoe Bat.  We can find these peculiar bats in the temperate and tropical regions of Europe, Africa, Asia and even further south into northern

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