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Slice of PLOS: The Awesomeness of Bats

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Just how awesome are bats? It’s easy to forget that one in five species of mammal on this planet have wings capable of delivering spectacularly acrobatic flying abilities. Equally incredibly, two-thirds of these 1,200 species of flying mammals can fly in the dark, using exquisite echolocation to avoid obstacles and snatch airborne prey with stunning deftness. This Slice of PLOS highlights papers from across the PLOS journals that explain the science behind The Awesomeness of Bats.

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Slice of PLOS: The Awesomeness of Bats
Latest bat research from PLOS


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