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Bats often bear the brunt of amusing false beliefs and harmful untruths. Do they really get caught in your hair or expel faeces from their mouths instead of their rear end!? Rest assured, these are two crazy myths about bats.

Test your batty knowledge on the following TRUE or FALSE statements:

  1. Bats are the second most diverse group of mammals on earth. TRUE or FALSE?
  2. Flying fox camps are the largest concentrations of native mammals in Australia. TRUE or FALSE?
  3. Most bats are blind. TRUE or FALSE?
  4. Bats are the slowest producing mammals for their size. TRUE or FALSE?
  5. Bat guano (poo) is an excellent plant fertilizer and has been used to make gunpowder. TRUE or FALSE?
  6. Bats are dirty animals. TRUE or FALSE?
  7. The smallest mammal in the world is a bat. TRUE or FALSE?
  8. Bats are the only mammal capable of sustained flight. TRUE or FALSE?
  9. Bats often get headaches from hanging upside down. TRUE or FALSE?
  10. Bats are the most mobile mammals in Australia. TRUE or FALSE?

Quiz answers

  1. True
  2. True
  3. False
  4. True
  5. True
  6. False
  7. True
  8. True
  9. False
  10. True