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how bats land upside down

A lesser short-nosed fruit bat spreads its wings in the Bukit Sarang Conservation Area in Borneo. Bats use their weight to land upside down, a new study says. Photograph by Ch'ien Lee, Minden Pictures/Corbis

Talented Russian nature photographer Vadim Trunov has had close encounters with squirrels before, but this is the first time we’ve seen his photos of squirrels playing or shooting photos of each other! The photographer recently published some photos he’s captured of squirrels that seem to be building snowmen or playing volleyball with nuts.

Talented Russian nature photographer Vadim Trunov has had close encounters with squirrels before, but this is the first time we’ve seen his photos of squirrels playing or shooting photos of each other! The photographer recently published some photos he’s

Lesser Short-nosed Fruit Bat

Lesser Short-nosed Fruit Bat

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i love bats. they are so cute. especially when they think they are tough. they are like, "look at me! i'm so mean! rawr!"

About of all mammal species are bats. The world’s lightest mammal is the bumblebee bat. Bats can consume insects in one night. The world's largest bat, the Rodriguez fruit bat, has a wingspan of up to 6 ft.

National Geographic: Photo by Happy Pictured here is a lesser short-nosed fruit .

Stock Photo : A lesser short-nosed fruit bat, Cynopterus brachyotis, at the Lubee Bat Conservancy.

In honor of Bat Appreciation Day, see up-close photos of these majestic flying mammals.

Pretty bat to paint

Egyptian Fruit Bats - there is a baby tucked in mama's folds, stretching it's wing

O MAIOR MORCEGO DO MUNDO

O MAIOR MORCEGO DO MUNDO

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

I got: The Echolocation of a Bat! What's Your Animal Superpower?

Water paint bat

Water paint bat

Big gulp: A Southern Arizona bat swoops down on a pond to grab a quick drink on the go

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