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17

Apr

New sweet-smelling bat species identifiedAnalyzing DNA samples from museum specimens of yellow-shouldered bats enabled scientists to discover 3 new species.

New sweet-smelling bat species identified
Analyzing DNA samples from museum specimens of yellow-shouldered bats enabled scientists to discover 3 new species.

02

Apr

The squeaky bat gets the wormA new study shows male brown bats emit ultrasonic squeaks to warn other bats to stay away from their food.

The squeaky bat gets the worm
A new study shows male brown bats emit ultrasonic squeaks to warn other bats to stay away from their food.

15

Mar

Meet Lil’ Drac, the orphaned bat whose story ‘rocked’ a nationWorkers at Bat World Sanctuary cared for the tiny critter whose adorable rescue story quickly went viral.

Meet Lil’ Drac, the orphaned bat whose story ‘rocked’ a nation
Workers at Bat World Sanctuary cared for the tiny critter whose adorable rescue story quickly went viral.

12

Mar

25 of the cutest bat species
Bats are crucial to diverse ecosystems across the globe, yet they are often vilified or feared. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the adorable side these little critters.

05

Feb

Weird little bats from Madagascar once much more common than they are todayA new fossil discovery traces the bizarre “sucker-footed” bats back 37 million years.

Weird little bats from Madagascar once much more common than they are today
A new fossil discovery traces the bizarre “sucker-footed” bats back 37 million years.

08

Jan

How to photograph bats in your backyardWildlife photographer and retired biologist Bill Bouton took these wonderful images of bats as they visited a backyard hummingbird feeder Here’s how he did it.

How to photograph bats in your backyard
Wildlife photographer and retired biologist Bill Bouton took these wonderful images of bats as they visited a backyard hummingbird feeder Here’s how he did it.

03

Dec

Why killing vampire bats won’t stop the spread of rabiesThe key to controlling rabies in populations of vampire bats in Latin America requires meticulous geographic coordination, new research suggests.

Why killing vampire bats won’t stop the spread of rabies
The key to controlling rabies in populations of vampire bats in Latin America requires meticulous geographic coordination, new research suggests.

25

Sep

Cane toad eats bat? Not so fastThe toad struggled to swallow the bat whole and was forced to let the winged creature escape.

Cane toad eats bat? Not so fast
The toad struggled to swallow the bat whole and was forced to let the winged creature escape.

16

Sep

Bats take flight in seasonal spectacle
Hundreds of thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats roost under a causeway in California. Our intrepid photographer shares some amazing photos from their nightly feeding.
See more bat photos.

05

Sep

How bats and dolphins are genetically similarResearchers found 200 similar genomic regions between the two animals, many related to hearing and vision.

How bats and dolphins are genetically similar
Researchers found 200 similar genomic regions between the two animals, many related to hearing and vision.