International Bat Night

International Bat Night celebrates a wonderful and curious creature. While many associate bats with vampires, bats serve an important role in our ecosystem, and some are becoming endangered. Read on to know more!

When Is International Bat Night?

International Bat Night is celebrated on the last full weekend of August every year.


The FAQs below are sure to boost your knowledge!

How do I celebrate International Bat Night?

The best thing you could do to celebrate the night is to raise awareness for the endangered bat species. You may also spend a night out in the woods and spot various bats. Finally, you can help out by donating funds to organizations trying to help conserve bat species.

How long does a bat live for?

Bats live in roofs or holes to avoid light and normally survive for around five years. However, they can live for up to 30 years.

Do bats drink blood?

Vampire bats have the distinction of being the only mammals that feed completely on blood.

International Bat Night meme.

Are bats aggressive?

All bats avoid humans by taking flight and are not aggressive. They mostly use their small teeth to grind up insects.

Why do bats hang upside down?

Due to their unique abilities, bats can roost in places out of predators’ reach. They also hang upside down with the wings draped around the bodies to hibernate and upon death.

What are bats afraid of?

Because their noses are really sensitive, strong scents often scare off bats. To get rid of them, cinnamon, cloves, eucalyptus, and peppermint are often recommended.

Fun Facts About Bats

Bats are the only mammals that can fly.

With 1,400 species, bats make up almost one-quarter of the world’s mammals.

While some bats fly at around 60 mph, others, like Mexican free-tailed bats, can reach speeds up to 100 mph.

Not all bats are nocturnal, but some locate insects by admitting inaudible high-pitched sounds. They then use the echoes, something called echolocation.

Bats often consume their body weight in insects and, therefore, can eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes an hour.

In the US, around half of the bat species are either listed as endangered or in severe decline. This is due to habitat loss and white-nose syndrome.

Baby bats are called pups and most bats have just one pup a year.

Bat droppings are called guano and are one of the richest fertilizers. In fact, it was Texas’s largest mineral export before oil.

Living on the islands in the South Pacific, “flying fox” is the world’s largest bat.

Pallid bats are immune to scorpion stings, and so, 70% of their diet can be scorpions.

With millions of Mexican free-tailed bats, Bracken Bat Cave in Texas is the world’s largest bat colony.

Over 300 species of fruit depend on bats for pollination, including bananas, mangoes, avocados, and nuts, etc.

In 2006, a tiny bat from Siberia, having survived for 41 years, made the record of being the longest-living one.

About 80 medicines have come from plants that completely rely on bats for survival. Through studies on echolocation, bats have also helped develop navigational aids for the blind.

The Evolution of Bats Video

Best Bat Jokes

What kind of bat can do a backflip?
An acro-bat.

What’s a vampire bat’s favorite fruit?
A neck-tarine.

How do you make a bat stew?
Keep him waiting.

What do little bats eat?
Alpha-bat soup.

What do you call a bat in a belfry?
A dingbat.

How does a girl vampire flirt?
She bats her eyes.

What do you call a bat who gets charged up to fly?
A battery.

What does a vampire bat call his best friends?
His blood brothers.

Which animal is best at baseball?
The bat.

What is the first thing a bat learns at school?
The alpha-bat.

Why did the bat want to get a job?
She was fed up with hanging around.

What’s a bat’s favorite dessert?

What do bats do at night?

Where do bats keep their money?
At a blood bank.

How do bats get what they want?
They bat their eyes.

What keeps bats going?

Why are bats like false teeth?
They come out at night.


What do bat friends do?
They hang around together.

What do you call a little bat?
A battle.

How does a vampire enter his house?
Through the bat flap.

What do you get if you cross a computer with a vampire bat?
Love at first byte.

If bats could talk, what would they say about the coronavirus?
Now you know how it feels to have your world turned upside down!

What animals are best at cricket?

What did the bat say when the cat grabbed his tail?
That’s the end of me.

Where do bats get their education?
In night schools.

Bat One-Liners

A guy ate a bat… And now I’m unemployed.

If you eat a bat, you get COVID-19. If you eat a crow, you get CORVID-19.

I made a bat joke; it went viral.

China should have a cricket team. They can take out the whole world with one bat.

Bats are like real-estate agents; it’s all echolocation, location, location.

One man cannot change the world… Unless obviously, he eats an uncooked bat soup, then by all means!

Some idiot attacked me at the local park tonight with a bat… I was really impressed at how well he’d trained it.

Bat Proverbs

He who wants to fly like a bat must first learn to see in the darkness.
African Proverb

The eyes of the bat are hurt by the light.
Turkish Proverb

You cannot be a mouse and bat at the same time.
African Proverb

More observant than a bat.
Arabic Proverb

Three rebels against the light: the thief, the adulterer, and the bat.
Hebrew Proverb

No matter how big the butterfly may be, it cannot be called a bat.
African Proverbs

Good Bat Quotes

For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all.

The color of my soul is iron-grey and sad bats wheel about the steeple of my dreams.
Claude Debussy

Bats have no bankers, and they do not drink and cannot be arrested and pay no tax and, in general, bats have it made.
John Berryman

There cannot be found in the animal kingdom a bat so blind in its own range of circumstance and connection, as the greater majority of human beings are in the bosoms of their families.
Helen Hunt Jackson

The baby bat Screamed out in fright, ‘Turn on the dark; I’m afraid of the light.’
Shel Silverstein

Twinkle, twinkle little bat. How I wonder what you’re at! Up above the world, you fly, Like a tea-tray in the sky.
Lewis Carroll

There is another gentler side to these bats.

Dark creatures like bats have always been associated with vampires and using the darkness to their own advantage.
Luke Evans

Bats drink on the wing, like swallows, by sipping the surface as they play over pools and streams.
Gilbert White

I am really quite fascinated by echo-locating bats and dolphins and have always wondered how sound affects the unconscious brain.
Evelyn Glennie

The tendons in the bat’s claws make them clasp shut when bearing its body weight… even months at a time.

International Bat Night Captions for Instagram

Such a haunt mess.

Eat, drink, and be scary!

Bat, not cat today!

Today is not any night; it’s bat night.

Sometimes you just gotta wing it!

Hello from the bat fans!

An unforgettable bat night.

Don’t snack on me!

I like bats and maybe three people.

Bat is my spirit animal.

Bats in your belfry.

As blind as a bat.

I’m just a little bundle of joy.

Same bat time…

I suffer from obsessive-bat disorder!

Stay spooky!

Loving bats is my calling!


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Future International Bat Night Dates

2022; from Saturday, August 27, to Sunday, August 28

2023; from Saturday, August 26, to Sunday, August 27

2024; from Saturday, August 24, to Sunday, August 25

2025; from Saturday, August 30, to Sunday, August 31

2026; from Saturday, August 29, to Sunday, August 30

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.

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