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Meet the Pallid Bat
View this video all about one of our local bats and answer the questions:
-Why does the pallid bat have big ears?
-How does the pallid bat protect itself?
-In what habitat does the pallid bat live?
-Why do bats hang upside down?
Why does the pallid bat have big ears?
To hear insects walking on the ground.
How does the pallid bat protect itself?
It produces an odor from glands on it’s face.
In what habitat does the pallid bat live?
Grasslands and Deserts
Why do bats hang upside down?
1. Toes are hooked to cling so it can completely relax – conservation of energy
2. Puts the bat in position to drop to fly, which is more efficient than dropping to fly
3. They can still see and echolocate, which they wouldn’t be able to do if they were head up in a crevice.