Hemprich's long-eared bat (Otonycteris hemprichii), a gleaning insectivore of deserts that is known to feed on scorpions.

Hemprich’s long-eared bat (Otonycteris hemprichii), a gleaning insectivore of deserts that is known to feed on scorpions.

The northern ghost bat (Diclidurus albus) is a bat species from South America, Trinidad, and Central America. It is a relatively rare, completely white, insectivorous bat, with an unusual sac at the base of its tail. Specimens infected with rabies have been found in Trinidad.

Despite its bright white coloration the Northern Ghost Bat (Diclidurus albus) is rarely seen. Scientists think this spooky bat may migrate seasonally.

MacConnell's bat, Mesophylla macconnelli, is a bat species from South and Central America. It is monotypic within the genus Mesophylla.  These bats build tents ...

MacCoNNeLL'S BaT, Mesophylla macconnelli, is a BaT species from South & Central America. It is monotypic within the genus Mesophylla. These BaTS build tents .

Pale spear-nosed bat: This Central and South American bat species feeds mostly on nectar, pollen, and flowers but is omnivorous and will sna...

25 of the cutest bat species

Pale spear-nosed bat (Phyllostomus discolor) This Central and South American bat species feeds mostly on nectar, pollen, and flowers but is omnivorous and will sna.

25 of the cutest bat species Bats are crucial to diverse ecosystems across the globe, yet they are often vilified or feared. Let's take a moment to appreciate the adorable side these little critters.

25 of the cutest bat species

of the cutest bat species Bats are crucial to diverse ecosystems across the globe, yet they are often vilified or feared. Let's take a moment to appreciate the adorable side these little critters.

Indian flying fox: This species is one of the largest of the bats, with a wingspan that can reach 4-5 feet. Because fruit bats eat all sorts of different fruits, they are vital pollinators. This species can travel anywhere from 9 to 40 miles in a night, so its importance to wide seed dispersal and pollination can't possibly be understated.

25 of the cutest bat species

Indian flying fox: This species is one of the largest of the bats, with a wingspan that can reach feet. Because fruit bats eat all sorts.

Brown long-eared bat: This European bat species also has particularly long ears, with a distinctive fold at the bottom. But even with such e...

25 of the cutest bat species

Brown long-eared bat: This European bat species also has particularly long ears, with a distinctive fold at the bottom.

25 of the cutest bat species Bats are crucial to diverse ecosystems across the globe, yet they are often vilified or feared. Let's take a moment to appreciate the adorable side these little critters.

25 of the cutest bat species

25 of the cutest bat species Bats are crucial to diverse ecosystems across the globe, yet they are often vilified or feared. Let's take a mo...

25 of the cutest bat species

Dwarf Epauletted Fruit Bat: This ridiculously cute species is small, only inches in length. Found in Africa, they eat small fruits. (A compilation of cute bats attached.

A flying fox, one of the world`s largest bat species. Tens of thousands live in the Royal botanic gardens in Sydney Australia.

A flying fox, one of the world`s largest bat species. Tens of thousands live in the Royal botanic gardens in Sydney Australia. Saw these in Hayman at dusk. Hundreds fill the skies as they migrate to island nearby.

Lesser short-nosed fruit bat: Found in South and Southeast Asia and Indonesia, this bat species loves dining on mangoes.

25 of the cutest bat species

Lesser short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus brachyotis) Found in South and Southeast Asia and Indonesia, this bat species loves dining on mangoes.

this-is-wild: “ Spotted Bat (Michael Durham) ”

Spotted Bat (Euderma maculatum), is a bat species from the family of vesper bats. With ears that can grow up to 4 cm, it is said to have the largest ears of any bat species in North America.

Bats are crucial to diverse ecosystems across the globe, yet they are often vilified or feared. Let s take a moment to appreciate the adorable side of these little critters.

25 of the cutest bat species

25 of the Cutest Bat Species. Bats are crucial to diverse ecosystems across the globe, yet they are often vilified or feared. Let s take a moment to appreciate the adorable side these little critters.

The Great fruit-eating Bat (Artibeus lituratus) is a bat species in the family Phyllostomidae from South and Central America. They are 10.5 g at birth and grow to 65 g as adults. (via: Wikipedia) (photo: Brian Gratwicke)

The Great fruit-eating Bat (Artibeus lituratus) is a bat species in the family Phyllostomidae from South and Central America. (via: Wikipedia) (photo: Brian Gratwicke)

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