Bats

Bats


Bats are the only mammals that fly.


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Bats are the only mammals that have attained powered, flapping flights. Though bats fly, their anatomy is more closely related to humans than to birds. To be able to understand how bats fly, we must first consider the anatomy of their wings.

Bat wings are highly articulated, with more than two dozen independent joints and a thin flexible membrane covering them.


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