I like bats. Maybe one of the reasons is that there are no bats in my home country, so when I was growing up in New Zealand, bats were always exotic (= exciting and from a foreign country).
Having now lived in a number of countries that have bats (e.g. Australia, Myanmar) I think they are amazing creatures. I love the way they swoop (= move quickly downwards through the air) around swimming pools or near lakes in the evening, attracted by insects.
Watch and listen to the video and decide if the following statement is True or False.
'Bats are extremely dangerous for humans'
Now watch again and try and answer the following multiple choice questions:
1200 different species of vampire bats
Less that five species of vampire bats
Only one species of vampire bat
The majority of bats eat:
Fruit bats are sometimes called megabats because:
they are very scary
they are larger than other bats
they eat fruit
Bats are the only mammals that:
see in the dark
White-nose syndrome is an illness:
that is caused by bats biting humans
that causes bats to wake up early
that affects over 90% of bats
In January 2014, a huge number of bats in Australia:
contracted white-nose syndrome
were burned in a wildfire
died in a heat wave
If you find a bat:
you should take it to Animal Control
you should not touch it
you should contact your local government
When you are ready, enter your answers in the sheet below