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Featured: Bats - The Threat to Their Future
This short video by Defenders of Wildlife looks at some amazing bat facts... and details some of the threats to these important and often misunderstood winged mammals.
Size: Bats are divided into two suborders: Megachiroptera, meaning large bat, and Microchiroptera, meaning small bat. The largest bats have a 6 foot wingspan. The bodies of the smallest bats are no more than an inch long.
Lifespan: Most bats live longer than most mammals of their size. The longest known lifespan of a bat in the wild is 30 years for a little brown bat.