Where Bats Are Found
Its a common question that where bat are found and...
Its a common question that where bat are found and what parts of the world have the most number and species of bats. The answer of this question is the bats are found throughout the world, except the areas that extremely cold temperatures, the Arctic and Antarctic, and a few remote islands. Bats usually live in cold areas because they do not have strength to bear high temperatures. Different species of bats are segregated geographically, however the country that has the most types of bat species is United States. Brown bats of small size live in Canada and Alaska. These are also found in south of Mexico and Georgia. While bats with big size are observed inUnited States, Mexico and lower parts of Canada.
Like houses of human beings, bats have roosts to live. Their roosts can be found at different places like trees, caves, houses and other hidden places like these (where temperature is low). They migrate to get good food, shelter and safety. Hibernation is a unique aspect about bats. If they do not find enough food even after migrating from one place to another, they hibernate to pass the season until there is plenty of food supply. One of the much-loved foods of bats is insects and a bat can eat more than 6000 insects at a time. So, where they find plenty of insects, they shift to that place, which results in increase or decrease of bat habitation at one specific place.
These are considered as social or colonial animals because they live together in the form of groups or colonies. The colonies can be segregated on gender basis as female bats live in separate colonies and males live in separate groups. Female bats live together in hidden places for giving birth to their young ones. Some bats do not live in colonies and these types of bats are usually found inEastern United Statesand near great lakes. These bats are known as evening bats. Other bats are silver haired bats that live inUnited States except Florida.