What are bats?

Bats are a unique species of mammals. They have been around approximately 50 million years. They have furry bodies with naked, transparent wings. Bats are the only mammal that can fly. Their wings are a membrane spread across elongated arm bones and fingers. Approximate wingspread of the Little Brown Bat is 8 to 12 inches; the Big Brown Bat is 12 or 13 inches; the Palid Bat is 14 or 15 inches. They also have tail membranes. Some species can fly distances up to 200 miles. To start flying, a bat drops from its perch or crawls to some height until it can drop into the air.

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