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Adorable Photos of Cute Bats that will Change your Mind About them

Though bats may seem creepy, scary, and spooky, they have an essential role in our everyday lives that we may not even realize. Bats are heroes of the night for pollinating our favorite fruits, eating insects, and creating medical marvels. They have been around for a long, even since dinosaurs roamed the earth. Ancient bats looked similar to those that exist today. Bats can be found in almost every habitat type, except for deserts and polar regions. Worldwide, there are 1,100 different bat species, with 40 species in the United States alone. Bats may be small in size, but they have a large footprint, accounting for one-quarter of all mammals worldwide. This difference in size and shape is equally impressive. A bat’s size ranges from the world’s smallest mammal, Kitti’s hog-nosed Bat (also called the Bumblebee Bat), weighing less than a penny, to the six-foot-long flying fox. Some bats are solitary and spend the day in tree foliage, attics, barns, and other protected places. Other bats are colonial and live in caves and mine tunnels. Their heads hang down when they are resting.

Desert ecosystems depend on nectar-eating bats to pollinate giant cacti, including the cacti in Arizona. Bats pollinate over 300 species of fruit. They help spread seeds for nuts, figs, and cacao, which is the main ingredient in chocolate. We wouldn’t have agave or saguaro cacti without them. Bats can consume their weight in insects at night, numbering in the thousands each night! This insect-heavy diet helps foresters and farmers protect their crops from pests.

There is a decline in bat populations nearly everywhere, despite their numerous benefits, such as pollination and insect control. More than half of the American bat species are considered endangered because caves are disturbed, habitats are lost, and pesticides are misused. They have a bad reputation even though only three species of bats feed on blood, and less than 1% of bats carry the rabies virus. To further dispel our poor bat friends’ unfair reputation, we have compiled a list of photos of bats that prove bats are cute creatures too. These adorable creatures will definitely charm you!

#1 Baby bat in a blanket

Baby bat in a blanket

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#2 Tiny baby bats

Tiny baby bats

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#3 Adorable bat

Adorable bat

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#4 Cute and fluffy bat baby

Cute and fluffy bat baby

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#5 Tiny baby bat

Tiny baby bat

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#6 Puppy eyes

Puppy eyes

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#7 Baby bats in blankets

Baby bats in blankets

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#8 Adorable fluffy bat

Adorable fluffy bat

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#9 Adorable bat enjoying scratches

Adorable bat enjoying scratches

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#10 Honduran white bat baby

Honduran white bat baby

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#11 Adorable bats

Adorable bats

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#12 Bat snackies

Bat snackies

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#13 Munching on some fruit

Munching on some fruit

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#14 Tiny baby bat

Tiny baby bat

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#15 Not sharing with anyone!

Not sharing with anyone!

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#16 Bat yawns

Bat yawns

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#17 Cute bat

Cute bat

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#18 Tiny baby bat

Tiny baby bat

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#19 Baby bat in blanket

Baby bat in blanket

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#20 Fluffiest baby bat

Fluffiest baby bat

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#21 Tiniest baby

Tiniest baby

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#22 Wide-eyed baby bat

Wide-eyed baby bat

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#23 Adorable honduran bat

Adorable honduran bat

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#24 Hi there!

Hi there!

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#25 Bat-ception

Bat-ception

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#26 Shy baby bat

Shy baby bat

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#27 Adorable bat

Adorable bat

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#28 Upside down eating is the best eating

Upside down eating is the best eating

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#29 Fluffy cute bat

Fluffy cute bat

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#30 Snoozing bat

Snoozing bat

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#31 Cutest blep

Cutest blep

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#32 Tiny baby bat

Tiny baby bat

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#33 Baby bat in a blanket

Baby bat in a blanket

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#34 Watermelon snackies

Watermelon snackies

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#35 Tiniest baby bat

Tiniest baby bat

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#36 Baby bats in blankets

Baby bats in blankets

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#37 Henlo, friend!

Henlo, friend!

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#38 Adorable bat

Adorable bat

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#39 Fluffy baby

Fluffy baby

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#40 Cute baby bat

Cute baby bat

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#41 Snuggly bats

Snuggly bats

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#42 Adorable bat

Adorable bat

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#43 Baby bat

Baby bat

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#44 Fluffy cute bat

Fluffy cute bat

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#45 Bat burrito

Bat burrito

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#46 Bat nap

Bat nap

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#47 Cutest baby bats

Cutest baby bats

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#48 The cutest dracula

The cutest dracula

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#49 Adorable bat

Adorable bat

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#50 Tiny baby bat

Tiny baby bat

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#51 Wing stretching

Wing stretching

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#52 Bat burritos

Bat burritos

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#53 Pocket pet

Pocket pet

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#54 Fluffy bats

Fluffy bats

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#55 Hi there!

Hi there!

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#56 Tiny baby bat

Tiny baby bat

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Written by Trey Lennon

Award-winning blogger and author. I want to travel to every zoo in this world, currently completing my master’s degree in Psychology. I love cats..

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