A colony of 150 big brown bats in Indiana was estimated to devour over 1 million insect pests annually. The hoary bat's diet in Indiana was documented to consist of 43.8% green stink bug, a major pest of tomatoes, peas, soybeans, and corn. These insect pest control services are valued at an estimated average of $22.9 billion annually in the U.S. The bumblebee bat is one of the smallest mammals on Earth. It weighs less than a penny. The Valley of Square Trees in Panama is the only known place in the world where trees have rectangular trunks. The original Cinderella was Egyptian and wore fur slippers. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets. The largest bat is the Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox Bat. It is in the Megabat family. The Giant Golden-Crown Flying Fox Bat is 22 inches long and weighs about 3.5 pounds. It can have a wingspan of 5.9FT. The Giant Golden Flying Fox Bat is a type of fruit bat and live in the Philippines. Did you know that bat poop is called guano.

The Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) is both a state and federally endangered species. The species was listed in the late 1960s due to human disturbance of caves that bats use for winter hibernating. Indiana bats are vulnerable to these disturbances as they hibernate in large colonies in very few caves ...