Where are they from?
Little brown bats are in most of the United States and Canada, except for the south central U.S. and northern Canada. They are also found in central Mexico.
What do they eat?
You don’t need to be afraid of these little bats–they don’t suck blood! They eat flies, gnats, moths, beetles, and wasps. Mmm, protein!
How do they act?
Little brown bats are nocturnal, meaning they are most active at night and sleep during the day. They also hibernate during the winter in caves. Cozy!
Are they endangered?
The little brown bat is listed as “Least Concern” on the International Union of Conservation of Nauture (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.
The little brown bat uses echolocation to find its food and navigate. The bat sends out a high pitch sound wave that, when it runs into an object like a wall or a bug, the wave bounces back to the bats ears. Through that, the bat is able to judge how far away the things are!
If humans had echolocation, what would you use it for?