Today we had a visit from Elaine Keegan, a Conservation Ranger, from the National Parks and Wildlife Service. She gave us a super talk all about bats.
Here is a report that Julia wrote based on today’s talk:
Bats can eat over 3000 insects every night. There are 900 types of bats worldwide. There are 9 types of bat in Ireland. Bats are broken into two groups: Megachiroptera and Microchiroptera.
The biggest bat in the world is the Fruit Bat which is found in South America. The smallest bat in the world is the Bumble Bee Bat which is found in Thailand.
A baby bat is called a pup. Bats homes are called roosts. Bats are the only mammals that can fly. Bats are nocturnal and they hibernate. Bats usually roost in old houses, trees and caves. Bats use echolocation.