Bats

The latest news about Bats on Science, Space & Robots

  • Fossil of Giant Extinct Burrowing Bat Found in New Zealand
    Researchers have a discovered the fossil of a previously unknown giant burrowing bat species in New Zealand. (January 11, 2018)

  • Cuban Boas Observed Hunting in Groups
    Snakes are known as solitary hunters but Cuban boas have been observed hunting bats in groups. (June 1, 2017)

  • African Monkeys Documented Eating Bats in New Study
    African monkeys have been documented eating bats in a new study. (May 24, 2016)

    Tiger Moths Produce Ultrasonic Signals to Warn Bats They Are Not Tasty
    Tiger Moths produce ultrasonic signals to warn bats that they are toxic and are not good to eat. (May 9, 2016)

    Scientists Find Fossils of Sucker-Footed Bats
    Scientists have found fossils of sucker-footed bats. The find indicates the unusual group of bats evolved in Africa. (February 5, 2014)

    Frog-Eating Bats Use Ripples in the Water to Hunt Tungara Frogs
    Frog-eating bats monitor ripples in the water to hunt frogs. Male Túngara frogs make calls that create ripples in the water when they are looking for a mate. (January 25, 2014)

    100,000 Dead Bats Fall From the Sky in Queensland, Australia During Heat Wave
    An estimated 100,000 dead bats have fallen from the sky during a heat wave in Queensland, Australia. (January 8, 2014)

    Five New Species of Bats Discovered in West Africa
    Scientists have discovered five new species of bats in West Africa. (September 9, 2013)

    Deadly MERS Virus Discovered in Egyptian Tomb Bat in Saudi Arabia
    The deadly MERS virus has been discovered in an Egyptian Tomb Bat in Saudi Arabia. (August 22, 2013)

    Nectar-Feeding Bat's Long Tongue Becomes Nectar Mop When Engorged With Blood
    The tip of the long tongue of the nectar-feeding bat, Glossophaga soricina, becomes mop-like when it is engorged with blood. (May 9, 2013)

    Scientists Build Robotic Bat Wing
    (February 21, 2013)