April 17 is the time you can learn about mysterious, unusual flying mammals. This is Bat Appreciation Day. This holiday is interesting not only to fans of comics about the heroic defender of Gotham.
In 1982, an organization for the protection of bats was established. Bats are beneficial: they pollinate plants (help farmers), destroy pests and create useful fertilizers, which have a beneficial effect of increasing crop yields. Researchers are engaged in the study of different species, fight for their preservation, and give educational lessons, providing exciting information about these animals and their value to the ecological system. People cause irreparable harm to the environment: they cut down forests, disrupting the natural habitat of animals, and extract minerals (exhaustible resources). Great harm from human activity also comes from an irresponsible attitude to nature during tourist trips and hikes. The number of bats is decreasing.
Science knows 1400 species of these animals.
- They feed on fruits, nectar, rodents, and mosquitoes.
- Their digestive system works fast. They can digest a whole fruit in 20 minutes.
- Bats do not suck blood; they lick it from an open wound.
The best way to celebrate this holiday is to donate to charity and… Watch a Batman movie.
When Bat Appreciation Day celebrated in 2023?
Bat Appreciation Day is observed on April 17 each year.