Nat Geo Explores: Why Bats Aren't as Scary as You Think

Nat Geo Explores: Why Bats Aren't as Scary as You Think

When we think of bats, an unfavorable image often comes to mind. Whether it's the scary portrayal of them in vampire films and literature or a general fear of how their real-life counterparts might transmit viruses, bats have gotten a bad rap that's actually more fiction than fact. Take a look at how many common bat misconceptions came about and just how vital bats are to our everyday lives.

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5 - 8

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Biology, Storytelling

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André Gabrielli, National Geographic Society
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Last Updated

September 27, 2022

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