Cat is 10 years old and has recently moved back from living abroad. She is settling into school in UK and learning to read and write in English (until now she was schooled in French, so it is a bit of a change). Her favourite animals are bats, and here she tells us a bit about them.
Have you ever seen a bat before? Or on tv or something?
yes? well, do you think there cute? are they one of your favrorite animals? …… no? why not?
beacause i am going to tell you a bit about them…
I love bats there my favorite animals (and dogs),
so I am going to tell you a bit about them.
First thing i would like to say is, even though i’d love to, you really should not touch bats because you could make them sick or they could make you sick (by axedent).
bats sleep at day time and fly, eat, (are awake) at night.
there are lots of kinds of bats, for example,
a “fruit bat”. fruit bats eat a lot of diffrent fruit but mostly mangos and bananas.
or for instence, “pipistrelle bats” they eat, insects…
it was my birthday last week, and i adopted a bat a “pipistrelle bat”,
they can live over 30 years and can eat up to 3000 insects a night,
quite incredible right?
well listen to this…
when a baby pipistrelle bat is born, its sometimes only about the size of a pound!
did you ever wonder what baby bats were called?
yes? well here is your answer, ” a pup”
Most bats have large ears, why?
Beacause they mostly fly at night. and they use echolocation to find obstacles and prey.
What are bats wings made of?
1. forelimbs, which constitute the wing skeleton and muscles,
2. patagium, made of skin, which constitutes the wing membranes…
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If, like Cat, you are a bat fan, check out these fab books about bats, recommended by independent book store Nickelbooks