Bat Appreciation Day
Bat Appreciation Day is held on April 17. This event in the second decade of the month April is annual. Help us
Bats are the only mammals that actually fly, flapping their wings to propel them in flight. Some mammals, such as flying squirrels, only glide rather than fly. Because bats are unique they are classified in their own special order of mammals, called Chiroptera. The word "bat" was probably first used in the early 1570s.
Bats are incredibly intelligent. Their intelligence level is thought to be comparable to dolphins and horses..if not higher. Because of this, enrichment is very important for bats in captivity It can come in many different forms.
Bats don't like the smell of mothballs, white phenol, cinnamon, or eucalyptus. Install bright lights to help deter them. Bats also don't like objects that reflect light, so you can hang strips of aluminum foil, mirrors, mylar balloons, or even old CDs.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Blah Blah Blah Day on April 17 (is the opportunity to stop procrastinating and get to grips with all those stalled projects and broken promises right now);
Ford Mustang Day on April 17 (The Ford Mustang was first introduced to the world in April of 1964);
World Amateur Radio Day on April 18 (Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on that day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris);