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Little Drac' sucking on a piece of foam with milk in it.

Little Drac' sucking on a piece of foam with milk in it.

With picky eating, bats avoid poison prey. A series of experiments conducted by scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama have revealed that frog-eating fringe-lipped bats (Trachops cirrhosus) are, by necessity, much more discerning diners than previously known.

With picky eating, bats avoid poison prey. A series of experiments conducted by scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama have revealed that frog-eating fringe-lipped bats (Trachops cirrhosus) are, by necessity, much more discerning diners than previously known.

An orphaned flying fox bat being  looked after at a Sydney sanctuary. (Photo: Supplied/Landcare Australia)

An orphaned flying fox bat being looked after at a Sydney sanctuary. (Photo: Supplied/Landcare Australia)

Cotton ball bats. They make their tents on banana leaves for themselves!

Cotton ball bats. They make their tents on banana leaves for themselves!

An orphaned Brazilian free-tailed bat, about two weeks old. Adult free-tailed bats are capable of eating 3000 to 5000 insects a night, including flying termites, flying ants, moths, mosquitoes and fruit flies. They are also known as "Billion-dollar Bats" because of the amount of pest control they provide to agriculture.

An orphaned Brazilian free-tailed bat, about two weeks old. Adult free-tailed bats are capable of eating 3000 to 5000 insects a night, including flying termites, flying ants, moths, mosquitoes and fruit flies. They are also known as "Billion-dollar Bats" because of the amount of pest control they provide to agriculture.

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