(WEHT) – Indiana DNR wants Hoosiers to celebrate Bat Week.
Bat Week is a global celebration of the role of bats in nature.
Indiana is home to about 13 species of insect-eating bats.
According to the Indiana DNR website, bats are the only mammal capable of true flight.
They use echolocation to navigate and capture prey. DNR also says a bat that eats beetles, mosquitoes and moths can eat half of its body weight each night.
DNR said there are more than 1,400 bat species worldwide.
Click here for a list of Indiana’s bats.