That Little Bat Can Be a Big Help to People

on June 9, 2008

Bats can be helpful to people.

description of pic

Don’t be fooled about where bats came from. Every fossilized bat looks like the bats we see today. They didn’t evolve. The bat fossils are just as wonderful and amazing as any bat flying around your backyard.

Bats have always been bats, since God made every kind of flying creature on Day Five of Creation Week about 6,000 years ago! Believe the Bible. God never lies.

You won’t need a bug zapper or bug spray. A single little brown bat can catch up to 1,000 mosquitoes in a single hour!

Some bats help farmers by eating the rootworms that kill their crops. That means more food is left for people.

Other bats help spread seeds while they fly, dropping them with their waste so that new plants and trees can grow.

Bats that eat nectar (sugary liquid in flowers) even share pollen between plants. This enables plants, such as bananas, mangos, nuts, dates, and figs, to grow more fruit.

Bats: Marvels or Monsters?

This issue of Kids Answers explores interesting facts about bats, looks at differences between birds and bats, contains a pull-out bat poster and more!

Browse Kids Issue