Halloween is just around the corner! Black bats are a popular decoration but did you know that not all bats are dark colored? Bats have a variety of different colors and fur patterns.
The tiny Honduran White Bat lives in Central America. They roost under large leaves. Photo Credit
The Painted Bat lives in Asia. The colors are thought to be a form of camouflage. Photo Credit: Merlin D. Tuttle
This rare black and white bat lives in Africa. More information on the ‘panda bat’ can be found here! Photo Credit: Bucknell University/Deeann Reeder
The Yellow-winged Bat lives in Africa and eats insects. Photo Credit: Milos Andera
You don’t have to go to other continents to see colorful bats, there are some right here in Canada.
The Eastern Red Bat is widespread across eastern North America. They migrate south for the winter and eat insects. Photo Credit Brock Fenton.
The Hoary Bat is the largest bat in Canada and can be found throughout North America and much of South America. They migrate south for the winter and eat insects. Photo Credit Merlin Tuttle.