A Bat's Life

Bats often get a bad rap for being scary, nighttime flying creatures, but to know a bat is to love a bat.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

(Inside Science) -- Bats are often unfairly painted as scary creatures. But Angie Salles, a biologist and neuroscientist who studies bats, would rather people see them as the highly intelligent, largely chill creatures they really are. She points out some interesting bat facts about their sight (yes, they can see), their socialization skills (they're highly social) and, of course, their echolocation skills, where they rank second to none in the animal kingdom.

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Karin Heineman is the executive producer of Inside Science TV.