Hawaiian Hoary Bat - see a photo and learn about this endangered
bat, also called the `ope`ape`a, which is the only
native land mammal of
Endangered Species: Pallid Bat - get facts about this rare mammal and find out why it's at risk.
Pallid Bat: Antrozous pallidus - facts about what this bat eats, where it lives, and how it acts.
Big Brown Bat - Eptesicus fuscus - brief description and drawing of this
animal from the
Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus) - facts about this medium size bat, its
habits, and its distribution in
Big Brown Bat - University of Michigan - tons of info on how this bat lives.
Animal Facts - Big Brown Bat - explore this animal's habits and history and see what one looks like!
Big Brown Bat Coloring Page - print and color this common bat.
Brown Bat - Ohio Division of Wildlife -
facts about this bat found throughout
Desmodus rotundus (Common Vampire Bat) - features geographic range, characteristics, natural history, and more on the common vampire bat. For advanced readers.
Creature Feature: Vampire Bats - brings you fun facts about vampire bats plus a photo, video, and audio section, from National Geographic.
Gray Bat (Myotis grisescens) - see a photo and learn about this endangered
bat from from the
Wild Ones: Rodrigues Fruit Bat - see a close up photo and learn about this special flying fox, also known as Pteropus rodricensis.
Rodrigues Fruit Bat - brief list of facts about this flying mammal also known as the Rodrigues Flying Fox.
Yak's Corner: Rodrigues Fruit Bat - read about this cute bat species and see an illustration.
Flying Fox - gives a description of this species of fruit bat and its behavior.
Black Flying Fox - look at a close-up picture of this fruit bat.
Foxes in Australia - read about over sixty different kinds of
Spectacled Flying Fox - learn about this fruit bat's appearance, diet, social behavior, how it got its name, and more.
Indian Flying Fox - facts about this bat's appearance and characteristics, with a photo.
Bats - educational resources about bats for students and teachers.
Bats In Australia - interactive guide from the
Bat Conservation International - determined to inform people of the vital role bats perform in maintaining our fragile ecosystem.
Adventure of Echo
the Bat - track Echo as he migrates through
Bat Conservation Trust - aims to stop further declines in bat
populations and aid the recovery of threatened species in the
Bat Quiz - a short quiz to test your knowledge of bats.
Organization for Bat Conservation - OBC is dedicated to protecting all bats through education, conservation, rescue, and ecological research.
to Bats - tons of bat
facts and photos from the
Bats: Creatures of the Night - get facts about these flying mammals and see how they navigate in the dark.
Desert USA: Bats - includes information on habitat, life cycle, physical description, habits, and more.
Aerodynamics of Bats - learn how bats fly on this site from the Aeronautics Internet Textbook
Batty About Bats Kid's Page - cool facts about bat anatomy and how they are beneficial to people.
Bats: Misunderstood Creatures - let some eighth graders teach you all about bats! You can learn about the book Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel while you're here, too.
- serves as an indoor sanctuary,
rehabilitation center, and an educational center about bats, all in Mineral
All About Bats - learn about the only mammals that can fly, discover what echolocation is, and find out how to build a bat house.
Wild Lives: Bat - get a quick fact file, picture, and information about this animal's physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, predators, and more. Includes little-known facts from the African Wildlife Foundation.
Hunt, The - article about bat researchers' attempts to
determine the populations of different bat species in
The Indiana Bat - check out this creative bat report by third
Ku-ring-gai Bat Conservation Society Inc. - learn how this organization is helping out bats and read about flying foxes.
National Wildlife Refuge -
learn about this Vian,
Stellaluna's Friends - check out this collection of bat research from students all over the world and inspired by the book Stellaluna. Presented by Mrs. Silverman's Second Grade Class.
Hinterland Who's Who: Bats - information from the Canadian Wildlife Service on bat behavior, diet, life cycle, and more.
Bat Video - watch as thousands of Malaysian bats leave their cave to hunt at night. From Geographia.
Bat Quiz - test your bat knowledge and explore links to other bat sites.
California Bat Conservation Fund - organization trying to save
Animals: Bat This resource, from The New York Public Library Digital Gallery, features a collection of 46 images of various types of bat. This collection can be found in the Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection at the Mid-Manhattan Library.
Scientists Fill Blanks on Bat Family Tree In this National Geographic News article, read about the evolutionary history of bats. Researchers are hoping to fill in the blanks left by the bat fossil record, which is only 40% complete.
Journey of the Nectar Bats In this article, from the National Wildlife Federation Web site, author Michael Tennesen writes about the nectar bats' annual migration from Mexico to Arizona and how the bats habitats are being threatened.
Bats Follow Ultraviolet Light to Nectar, Study Suggests In this National Geographic News article, read about a color-blind bat native to Central and South America that uses ultraviolet light reflected from native flowers to locate the nectar-rich blooms.
Hi-tech Bat Detector Sheds Light on Shadowy Species In this National Geographic News article, read about new technology used to survey bat populations. The AnaBat bat detector uses a voice recognition system that monitors and records echolocation calls, which are beyond human hearing.
Photo in the News: Baby Bats Babble Like Human Infants In this National Geographic News article, read about how baby bats may amuse themselves by babbling.
Can Bat Spit Save Lives? In this National Geographic Kids News article, read about how bat saliva may help save lives. An anticlotting substance found in vampire bats' spit could be used to help stroke patients.
Nature Quest: Bat
With this resource, from the National Wildlife Federation Web site, students learn the truth about several bat myths.
Bats This interactive quiz, found in the Aeronautics Internet Textbook, complements a textbook section on bats. Students answer 25 questions and can check their answers as they go.
The Bats Find out why farmers in
Profiles: Bats We are pleased to
announce our Animal Profile series. This is one of the most comprehensive
animal video series available today. Representative examples from the mammal,
snake and bird classes are filmed in their natural habitat at the
Magic School Bus: Going Batty When Ms. Frizzle invites the class's parents in to see what their kids are learning about bats, Ralphie and the gang are convinced The Friz is a vampire! With Tyne Daly as Ralphie’s mom; Eartha Kitt as Keesha’s grandmother; Elliot Gould as Arnold’s dad; Dana Elcar as Phoebe’s dad; and Edward James Olmos as Carlos’s dad.
Stalkers A silent predator stalks
its prey under cover of night. Swooping down with speed and precision, its
unlucky victim may never hear it coming. Travel to the Central American forests
Comparison of Bat and Bird Wings In this activity, from the Aeronautics Internet Textbook, students will compare the wings of bats and birds using photos. After comparing, they will make out of origami paper and straws the wings of a megabat, a microbat, and a bird.
Where Bats Live In this lesson, from The K-8 Aeronautics Internet Textbook, students draw and label a world map to show where different kinds of bats can be found. This page features the lesson steps to follow, vocabulary and teacher prep information.
Links updated 9/20/06