Did you know? Bats are mammals and the only mammals that are capable of true flight. They comprise one fifth of all the mammal species in the world, are intelligent, have social lives, and contrary to public perception, are not blind and will not get caught in your hair! Bats can live up to 44 years, and scientists are studying the bat genome in order to learn how to expand the human life span. Listen as Zoocheck founder and director Rob Laidlaw, clarifies how bats are in fact harmless, beneficial to humans and to the environment, and are an animal we must protect. Learn how we should never chase, hit, or try to catch bats, and how they are in fact, very cute creatures that serve as helpers to humans and the world around us.