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Bat Count: A Citizen Science Story  

 

 

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1. What class of animals are bats?
    birds
    mammals
    reptiles
 
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2. What is unique (different) about bats in this class?
    They are the only birds without feathers.
    They are the only mammals that fly.
    They are the only reptiles that fly.
 
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3. How many different species of bats are there in the world?
    1,200-1,300
    2,000-2,200
    over 5,000
 
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4. What are the two main types of bats?
    Fruit bats and vampire bats
    day bats and night bats
    megabats and microbats
 
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5. Bats are blind.
    True: they only use echolocation to
    False: they can see but they just can’t see colors
    False: but they can only see in the day time
 
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6. Some bats use their noses to
    echolocate
    smell
    taste food
 
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7. Bats have a claw on
    each thumb
    their toes
    none of the above
 
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8. How many toes do bats have on each foot?
    3
    5
    10
 
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9. When white-nose syndrome is found in areas where bats hibernate for the winter, what percentage of bats are killed by the disease?
    10-20%
    40-50%
    90-100%
 
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10. Who would you contact to find out about bat counts in your area?
    local DNR, FWS or Game Commission
    bat conservation organizations
    any of the above
 
   
 



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