The other day, I bought a green tinsel bat at Target for $1. I noticed it when I saw a mom buying some Halloween decorations for her kids, and they chose the orange pumpkin and the black witch hat — but they didn't want the bat! This made me so sad. Bats are good. They are friends! Here is why.
First of all, bats are adorable.
These are baby flying foxes, orphaned during devastating floods in Australia last year. Flying foxes are giving birth this time of year, but they are often killed or injured by property owners who don’t want them eating fruit crops. Several rescue groups are helping rehabilitate orphaned flying foxes like these guys.
Bats are mammals like us. They are the only ones who can fly.