It’s a bat! These nocturnal creatures are the best all-natural defense against insects. They are also extremely good at pollinating plants and dispersing seeds. There are 1,100 species of bat, nearly 20% of the mammal population on the planet is made up of bats.
Conservation Status: More than 50% of American bat species are in severe decline or already listed as endangered.
Did you know?
Bat droppings (guano) support whole ecosystems of unique organisms and are a popular garden fertilizer.