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QUIZ: Wildlife Wednesday: How Much Do You Know About Bats?

Dr. Mark Penning

by , Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment, Disney Parks

October is Bat Appreciation Month, and there is a lot to value and admire about bats!

Visit the Maharajah Jungle Trek any day, and you will see many guests marveling at the Malayan flying foxes! They are the world’s largest bat species – their wingspans surpass 6 feet!

Bats are immensely valuable to our daily lives. Malayan flying foxes in southeast Asia help transport tree seeds that can reforest areas, and they are one of the few seed dispersers large enough to carry the seeds of many giant fruits in the area. They also consume insects, which helps control disease.

Let’s see how much you know about bats! Tell us in the comments how well you scored.

QUIZ: Wildlife Wednesday: How Much Do You Know About Bats?

October is Bat Appreciation Month, and there is a lot to value and admire about bats!

Many species of bats eat insects. A single little brown bat can eat up to ______ mosquito-sized insects in one hour.
What is the largest threat bats face?
How many species of bats exist on the planet?
Bats are pollinators. True or False?
Malayan flying fox bats use echolocation to find food. True or False?
Malayan flying fox bats live alone. True or False?

Since its inception, the Disney Conservation Fund has supported 60 different projects for bat conservation, resulting in more than $1 million in grant funds. To learn more, visit Disney.com/conservation.