bats
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Order Chiroptera

Class Mammalia

Total Bat Species

1,240

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Kitti’s hog-nosed bat is the smallest of all bats.

Giant golden-crowned flying fox is the largest of all bats.

The tube-lipped nectar bat has got the longest tongue of any mammal.

Habitat

Hollows, crevices, foliage, human-made structures

Diet

Insects, fruits, flower nectar, vertebrates, blood

Reproduction

1 – 3 litters

Mating Period

Unknown

Gestation Period

Unknown

Lifespan

20 – 30 years

Predators

Bat hawks, bat falcons, spiders

Behavior

Nocturnal

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