Bats are a unique type of birds since they are the only mammals capable of flying. Bats have elongated fingers and wing that resembles the human hand (Neuweiler). The wing membrane is elongated between the bats wings making the wings to resemble the human hand. Interestingly, bats fly in different way compared to other birds. Bats flap their spread out wings, unlike other birds that flap their forelimbs.
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There are different species specie of bats. Bats can live in various places which include tropical forest, woodlands, grasslands, homes, and under bridges. Their breeding season is during the spring, and female mammal takes up all responsibilities of taking care of young bats. Like all living species, bats are pivotal in ecosystem the ecosystem. They are involved in insects control, pollination and dispersion of seeds.
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