The World's ONLY Flying Mammal - the BAT!

Can mammals fly?

Of course, warm-blooded creatures can’t fly! But these mammals beg to differ…

Bats are the only living mammal on earth that can fly!

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Like any other vampires, bats sleep in the day and hunts when night falls. Upside down is their favorite sleeping style. This position allows them to hide from danger and sleeping in peace.

When danger lurks in, they are all set to plunge for an escape.

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During cold weather, these highly intelligent creatures will wrap their wings around their bodies and trap air to keep themselves warm.

Now, we know that owls have amazing tubular eyes to see in the dark. But what about bats?

You’ve must have heard someone saying, “blind as a bat”. Let’s not get yourself confuse further because it is definitely untrue.

These furry nocturnal creatures are not blind.

They just prefer to rely on their ears.

In fact, they are all ears, producing echolocation to move around.

These means bats have an impressive ability to measure distance through sound in black darkness.

Coolness!

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Some bats are loners. They prefer to live by themselves, minding their own business. Some others prefer living in dark caves, together with thousands of other fellow bats. These creatures can live for over 20 years!

There are 2 types of bats - insect lovers, and fruit fanatics.

The insect-eating bats can eat about 1200 insects in an hour!

Do you have an interesting fact about bats that you want to share? Drop a comment below and #animalfunfact.

It’s always fun to learn more!

Remember - it’s all animals, all the time!

The Amazing Hummingbird!

What is colourful, small and full of feathers?

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A hummingbird!

There are about 357 unique species of hummingbirds found in the world. Most of them live in tropical countries and they love summer!

Have you ever wondered why they are called ‘hummingbirds’?

It is because they flutter their wings at about 80 times per second!

It is so fast that it creates a humming noise!

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Let’s take a peek at the nest of a hummingbird:

Just like a rare crown jewel, a hummingbird's nest is one of the greatest wonders of nature! They are nearly impossible to find as they are as big as a peanut!

If you think their nests are small, then wait till you see their itsy-bitsy, tiny weenie, little eggs!

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A hummingbird’s eggs are the size of a jellybean.

It takes 4,700 hummingbird eggs to fit into one ostrich egg!

Most female hummingbirds lay about 2-3 eggs a year. These eggs stay safe and warm for 15 to 18 days before tiny baby hummingbirds pops out!

The mummy bird lay the eggs 1-2 days apart. But they both hatch at the same time.

Can you imagine how cute and tiny little hummingbird chicks are?!

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Now the next time you see a hummingbird, be on a lookout for its tiny nest!

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It’s all animals, all the time!

Everything You Need to Know About Easter Island!

Easter Sunday - a family holiday, full of love and surprises. The famous egg hunts and candies are the main reasons why kids love, love, love Easter!

But did you know that there is a place called Easter Island?

No… the locals don’t celebrate Easter every day. It is said that, in the early 18th century, a Dutch explorer, Jacob Roggeveen, discovered this lonely island on the 5th April 1722. Coincidently, it was Easter Sunday. So, in honor of the day, he named it Easter Island.

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This remote island belongs to Chile, also known as Rapa Nui.

The island is most famous for its incredible gigantic head statues called Moai.

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Being one of the most isolated islands on Earth, there are not many animals in the wild. Most of the native life is long gone. The common animals we can find are sheep, goats and huge amount of horses!

There are about 6,000 horse species that roams freely around the island.

In fact, you can find more horses than humans in Easter Island!

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So, what do the islanders eat?

It was known that... they eat rats!

Rat meat was part of their delicious meal! Although surrounded by the sea, it wasn't easy for them to fish. Due to the high cliffs and reefs, it was easier for them to catch a rat then to hook a fish.

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Just like any other island, Easter Island was once covered with millions of palm trees. As the tribe was obsessed on building canoes and huge statues, they carelessly chopped down most of the trees.

Without the trees, the land began to erode and that made the crops impossible to grow.

The island is now totally covered with grass, ferns and moss gardens. Today, there are only 31 wild flowering plants found.

So, what can we all learn from the history of this island?

We learn that trees contribute a lot of factors on our quality of life. It brings a balance of natural elements and wildlife habitats to our planet.

We can all do our part!

Be kind to the environment and save the trees. We take care of the trees and they will take care of us!

Make a difference. Share your story or a photo with us below on how you contribute to the animal habitat #Animalfunfacts!

Let’s explore the world together and learn more about how animals live!

Remember, no act of kindness is too small. It’s all animals, all the time!