Bats for centuries have been centered around bad omen owning to the ancient myths and superstitions. But contrary to the old beliefs, bats are actually very human-friendly. The common misconceptions around bats are that they are blind, but the truth is they are not. To put it clearly, bats are the most gentle and beneficial animals on earth. They are not rodents but the savior of humankind.

People think bats are scary, strange, and dangerous creatures but only if we know their tale, they would be considered no less than a hero!

The most basic presumption about bats is that they are the blood-feeding vampires that predate on humans. In reality, out of almost 1200 bat species, only three are vampire bats and out of those three only one feeds on Mammal blood. Most of this species survives on cattle blood and no human blood at all!  In fact, a vampire bat’s saliva contains special chemicals like Desmoteplase that keep the blood flowing and is thus an excellent treatment for stroke and other diseases.  

Out of 1200 bat species, around 70% of bats feed on insects. Starting out with insects, many bat species also feed on fruit, nectar, and pollens. The frugivorous bats are mainly located in tropical areas. They play an important role in pollination by traveling from flower to flower. For example, the only pollinator of durian fruit is nectar bats. Thus, without bats, many fruits will not be able to reproduce. Tropical bats are also key elements in maintaining the rainforest ecosystem. 

Myth about bats

Many bats eat mosquitos and help control diseases like the West Nile virus. A colony of Mexican free-tailed bats feeds on moths and can eat several tons of them in a single night replacing the pest control market completely. They are nocturnal and active at night and thus are enemies of night-flying insects. A single bat is capable of eating almost 200 mosquito-sized insects in one hour!

Bats have a low reproductive rate. They can only produce one or two pups at a single time. And the ones that hibernate, usually mate in autumn while ovulation and fertilization take place in spring. They spend half their lives in the roost, where they rest, mate, tend their young, and hibernate. Coming back to the most basic preconception about bats is that they carry diseases with them. But contrary to that only 0.5% of bats actually transmit diseases.

Bats provide the perfect inspiration for airplanes especially spy planes as they are the only animal capable of the right flight. They make some special sonar system called echolocation that works like a GPS for them in locating the prey and navigating at night. They make high-frequency noises that bounce from objects from the front and echo. These reflected sounds help them create a picture in their brain of their surroundings and can easily hide from predators during the nights.

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But all these merits of bats are threatened by human activities that had forced them into endangered species. Caves, for example, a perfect home to bats are constantly exploited through mining and exploration activities. On the other hand, the market for pest control has widely affected the species by disturbing their food chain. This loss of habitat has resulted in fewer than 1,000 species of bats now.

Its time that humans rethink bats and provide them with the attention they need and save them from being extinct.

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