BATS! About Fruit Bats for Kids – FACTS ABOUT BATS

Today we will talk about BATS, fruit bats. Fruit bats usually live in warm climates. They are sometimes called flying foxes because
their furry faces look like foxes, but they are bats. There are different kinds of fruit bats, and
some of the biggest fruit bats have wings that are about six feet across. Our fruit bats are the smaller guys. Here are some Fruit bats showing us how they
survive in the jungle. When you might be walking through the jungle
in the afternoon and when you look up you might see several strange animals hanging
upside down in the tree above you. Their wings are wrapped around their body
and they seem to be sleeping and upside down is the weird thing about them. They like it like that. You are looking at fruit bats now! Fruit bats, like all bats, are mammals. This means babies drink their mother’s milk
and they have fur on their body. Humans are mammals, too, but bats are the
only mammals that can fly. Bet you didn’t know that… When you think of bats you might think of
caves, as in bat caves, but most fruit bats prefer to hang out in the trees and upside
down together when they do their sleeping during the day. They wrap their wings around their bat body
and snuggle up in their favourite blanket. Fruit Bat Diet. Just like you love to eat pizza, fruit bats
love to eat fruit! They have great eyesight and are super sniffers. They can smell a tasty treat even if they
are over three miles away from a snack. Fruit bats enjoy most fruits, including bananas,
mangoes, figs, dates and avocadoes. Today on their menu is guava fruit. When you eat fruit, you probably take a bite,
chew it up and swallow it, but fruit bats do things a little differently. They use their needle-sharp teeth to bite
off a piece of fruit and then squish it on the top of their mouth so they can get all
juice out of it. When they are done, they spit out the rest. I know some kids that do that. Now for the funny part of this bat study. Hold on kids for this quite natural event
was a real lucky shot in catching this bat in the act. Poop, poop e doo. There you go, er the bat goes. Bats ‘see’ in the dark using a special
skill called echolocation. Bats make noises and wait for the sound waves
to bounce back off objects (an echo), if it doesn’t bounce back then they can safely
fly forward, even in the dark. They can tell the distance of various objects
by how quickly the sound waves bounce back to them. So that’s it for today’s nature study. Bats are interesting critters, don’t you
agree? Upside down life when not flying and flying
by radar all night, sleeping in the day time. I know some kids like that too—sleep all
day, up all night. I will call them Batman and Batwoman. Thank you for watching! Bye.

31 thoughts on “BATS! About Fruit Bats for Kids – FACTS ABOUT BATS

  1. I appreciate each and every single one of you who take time out of your day to watch even a minute of my videos, it truly does mean a lot. Thank you so much!

  2. Great informative video about fruit bats, learned so much! Very interesting, thanks for sharing! We're new to your channel, really enjoyed watching! Looking forward to your next video, have a great day! πŸ˜€

  3. i have never seen a bat that close πŸ™‚ im scared of them but it is really cool how they put themselves upside down πŸ™‚ thumbs up 12 for this very informative video you made πŸ™‚

  4. I think bats are just freaking adorable. I love this video!! The way they move through the trees looks si strange but I mean what isn't a little strange these days. 😁😁

  5. Great informative video. I learnt a lot! I’ve never seen a bat up close properly before. β˜€οΈ

  6. actually quite interesting to see the bat during daytime, always thought they were nocturnal :O hmmm

  7. A great informative video, we used to see and hear loads of these when we lived in Australia. Bats are certainly fascinating creatures πŸ–οΈ

  8. this is very interesting..I love to find out new info on animals,there is always something new to learnπŸŽƒgreat share

  9. Excellent except for one thing: these megabats (fruit bats, flying foxes) don't echo-locate. Only microbats do. The Megabats use eyesight to negotiate.

  10. LOVE these videos teaching viewers about nature and the less understood animals who support our planet. Bats are amazing and so important. Thanks for sharing! #monthly

  11. WOw! You were able to capture a really great video of these creatures. When toots teens mom was young, she usually sees their left overs but never had the chance to see them nibble on fruits. They are nocturnal πŸ™‚

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