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There are over 1,100 species of bats, accounting for one fifth of the mammal species in the world. Bats are nocturnal, flying mammals that live in a variety of habitats on every continent, except Antarctica. Learn about unique adaptations that allow bats to echolocate, fly, and hang upside down and explore why they hibernate and migrate.  Made with contributions from Bat Conservation International (BCI).

Additional TWA Wildlife Resources:

  • Bats-A-Billion CD Items
  • With TWA's Wildlife by Design programs, a member of TWA's Conservation Legacy team will come to the classroom with interactive wildlife-based curriculum, activities, and demonstrations.  Please visit with your regional contact for further information

  • Watch TWA's Distance Learning programs to increase your knowledge of the materials inside the trunk, to spark your students' interest, or as a great review after using our Discovery Trunks.  Available as On-demand Webinars and via videoconferencing.  Visit the Distance Learning webpage for more information.

    • We suggest watching the Bats-A-Billion On-demand Webinar, as it best aligns with this Discovery Trunk.