1000 the number of mosquito-sized insects that ONE Little Brown Bat can eat in just one hour
$3.7 million the estimated value of bats in the U.S. in reduced crop damage and reduced pesticide use
33 percent of bat species that feed on the fruit or nectar of plants
41 years is the record for the oldest bat in the wild
1 on average, the number of young reared per year
5.7 million the number of bats killed by White nose Syndrome since 2006 (as of spring 2013). Biologists call the loss "the most precipitous wildlife decline in the past century in North America".
Images by Nancy Castillo
Fact Source: Bat Conservation International