Coco the Bat

For Teachers Students Doing Research Report Resources Bats Out of Your House

-Contra Costa County Office of Education

Bats deliver their babies and then place them in a group of babies called a colony. With all of the babies close together they stay warm and protected. They usually hang from the ceiling of a cave or in some roost location like the attic of a house or barn.

They continue to nurse them for 6 months and often will carry them during flights as they get older. A mother can return and find her baby amongst thousands by knowing their voice and smell.

How are bats like you?