Discover Bats

Bats rule the night sky. Over 1400 species can be found in every corner of the planet (except Antarctica), each with fantastic and wondrous adaptations to suit their environment. Discover our guides below to the kinds of bats one might find in the UK and in China, and see for yourself the sensory mechanisms that make bats so unique.

by Jess Fisher, Jessica Francis & Gareth Jones

by Gareth Jones, Shuyi Zhang and Jinshuo Zhang; funded by the Darwin Initiative

What do bats sound like, and how do they find their prey?