The Egyptian fruit bat or Egyptian rousette is a species of Old World fruit bat.

The Egyptian fruit bat or Egyptian rousette is a species of Old World fruit bat.

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.

25 of the cutest bat species

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.

MacConnell's bat, Mesophylla macconnelli, is a bat species from South and Central America. It is monotypic within the genus Mesophylla.  These bats build tents ...

MacConnell's bat, Mesophylla macconnelli, is a bat species from South and Central America. It is monotypic within the genus Mesophylla. These bats build tents ...

Bats are very under appreciated and are actually extremely important and very cool.

Bats are very under appreciated and are actually extremely important and very cool.

Pied or Badger Bat, Niumbaha superba: a rare species of ves-per bat & the only species in the genus Niumbaha. Following a 2013 capture in S Sudan, only the 5th recorded capture of the species, the pied bat was determined to be of a new genus entirely. Threatened by habitat loss. Wikipedia

Pied or Badger Bat, Niumbaha superba: a rare species of ves-per bat & the only species in the genus Niumbaha. Following a 2013 capture in S Sudan, only the 5th recorded capture of the species, the pied bat was determined to be of a new genus entirely. Threatened by habitat loss. Wikipedia

Have you seen any bats recently? #homesfornature

Have you seen any bats recently? #homesfornature

Scientists discover new bat species in West Africa

Scientists discover new bat species in West Africa

"Five newly identified bat species found in Senegal suggests West Africa may be a “bio-geographic hot spot,” with more species to “discover,” researchers say.

While some are terrified of bats due to their demonization in folklore, these species of the US are not only cute, but incredibly beneficial in many ways! http://sunnyscope.com/bat-species-of-the-us/

5 Interesting Bat Species of the US

While some are terrified of bats due to their demonization in folklore, these species of the US are not only cute, but incredibly beneficial in many ways! http://sunnyscope.com/bat-species-of-the-us/

A portrait of Rhinolophus smithersi, a newly discovered cryptic bat species.

Four New Species of Big-Nosed Bats Discovered

A portrait of Rhinolophus smithersi, a newly discovered cryptic bat species.

Hemprich's long-eared bat (Otonycteris hemprichii), a gleaning insectivore of deserts that is known to feed on scorpions.

Hemprich's long-eared bat (Otonycteris hemprichii), a gleaning insectivore of deserts that is known to feed on scorpions.

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