TUCSON, Ariz. — Bats can be found in many parts of the world, including right here in the Old Pueblo.
If you take a walk down the Rillito River path, you'll likely spot these flying mammals.
There's a lot to know about these creatures. Watch the video above for five quick facts.
How many bat species are there?
Answer: According to the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, there are more than 1,000 species worldwide, including 70 in the Sonoran Desert!
How many mosquitos do bats eat per hour?
Bats have a large appetite for mosquitos. According to nature.org, more than 1,200 mosquitos are consumed in the span of an hour.
What is a baby bat called?
In the early stages of their life, bats are called "pups," according to How Stuff Works.
What fruit do bats pollinate?
Answer: Bats are responsible for pollinating more than 300 fruits, including bananas, avocados, and mangoes, according to the U.S. Department of Interior.
What percentage of bats carry rabies?
According to batworld.org, a big misconception about bats is that they often carry rabies. This is not true, however, as less than half of one percent of all bats may contract the disease.