- They are small animals with wings made up of a thin membrane. The bones in their wings are very similar to the bones in human hands.
- Their color varies from tan, brown, rust, and black.
- There are 18 species of bats that call Utah home and all of them have different sizes. Some are the size of a hummingbird and weigh 1/10th of an ounce, other species have a wingspan of 17 inches and weigh as much as an ounce.
Where do they live?
- Bats can be found throughout the state and roost in many habitats, which may include caves, mines, hollow trees, leafy plants, rock cliffs and buildings.
- Most bats are year-round residents of the state and hibernate during the winter.
What do they eat?
- The bats that live in Utah mostly eat insects, but some also eat fruits. Those that eat bugs eat 30-100% of their body weight in insects each night.