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Five fun facts about our bats

  • Oregon’s bats eat only insects. An adult bat eats about 1,000 insects every hour!
  • Bats hang upside down because it gives them an ideal position for take-off.
  • Bats can fly 20 to 30 miles an hour and travel more than 100 miles a night.
  • A baby bat is called a pup. Young bats can fly between two and five weeks of age.
  • Bats are the only flying mammal.

Michal Durham photo

Bats are the only flying mammals; they use sound to locate their prey, and they live a long time. There are 15 species of bats in Oregon. Many of them are identified in the Oregon Conservation Strategy as species in need of help.

Learn more about them and their needs in the Conservation Summaries of Strategy Species.

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