While negatively associated with Dracula, witchcraft and Halloween, bats are fascinating creatures and some of the most ecologically important animals on Earth. From fruit bats in Asia to the colonies of millions of bats in the southern U.S., this pocket guide uncovers the world of bats, the way they evolved, how they are built and how they behave, reproduce and survive in different habitats around the world. It also highlights some of the most familiar and unique species found worldwide, their current status, and what you can do to help conserve and protect these intriguing creatures. This convenient guide is an ideal, portable reference for bat-lovers and teachers alike. Made in the USA.