• agriculture?

    If you thought sumo wrestlers ate too much, think again – at a sitting a bat can gorge almost a third of its own bodyweight. All bat species found in our geographic zone feed exclusively on insects, a big part of which are considered pests for agriculture and forestry. There are about 1200 species of …

  • touristic caves?

    Bacho Kiro Devetashkata Cave Dyavolskoto Garlo Cave Magura Ledenika Lepenitsa Orlova Chuka Saeva Dupka Uchlovitsa Yagodinska Cave

  • a gummy bear?

    A gummy bear weighs as much as an average bumblebee bat – one of the smallest mammals in the world. In contrast, its huge relatives, the “flying foxes”, have a wingspan which can exceed 1.8 meters! The bumblebee bat is found in the western parts of Thailand and in south-east Burma close to the border …

  • your basement?

    Bats are found on every continent except Antarctica and some remote islands. Save for caves, they also inhabit hollows in old trees, bridges and abandoned buildings, and even lofts and basements. A whole bat colony could fit together even in structure joints of apartment buildings. People normally consider bats cave dwellers; indeed, the greatest masses …

  • bears?

    Generally bears are inactive in winter but still they occasionally wake up from their sleep, while bats slow down their metabolic activity to a much greater extent, falling into a state called “hibernation”. When active, the Greater Mouse-eared Bat takes a breath every 6 seconds, and in flight its heart rate can reach up to …

  • mice?

    Wrongly considered to be “flying mice”, bats reach sexual maturity several years after their birth and usually have just one young per year. This means they are much more vulnerable than mice which start to reproduce at just 2 months of age аnd can breed several times per year. At birth some newborn bats weigh …

  • nurseries?

    Newborn bats are utterly helpless and learn how to fly on their own about a month after their birth. During the breeding period females in large colonies often form the so called “nurseries” where mothers take turns to babysit the young. At the latitude where Bulgaria is located female bats give birth and raise their …

  • birds?

    Also known as “hand-winged”, bats are the only mammals capable of active flight – just like birds. However, bats give birth to their young and suckle them. Another difference is that their body is covered with fur, not feathers. What is the difference between the flight of bats and birds and that of… say, Batman? …

  • dolphins?

    Both the flying mammals and dolphins have a natural biosonar which they use for orientation and hunting: they emit ultrasound, which is inaudible to humans, and then pick up its reflection (echo) from the surrounding objects. Thus they perceive the shape and position of objects. Bats are not blind but still their ability to navigate …

  • Count Dracula?!

    The probability of a bat attack equals that of you becoming the next meal of Count Dracula’s! All European bat species feed on insects with the exception of the Egyptian fruit bat which is found on the island of Cyprus. Only 3 out of more than 1200 species of hand-winged mammals in the world feed …