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Arizona is home to 28 species of bats, more than almost any other state. Bats are the only true flying mammals and are valuable human allies. Worldwide, they are primary predators of vast numbers of insect pests, saving farmers and foresters billions of dollars annually and helping to control insect-spread human diseases.
"Baby bats at the Bat Clinic in Advancetown, which has helped at least 130 baby bats after the wet weather. The winged mammals are bottle fed, wrapped up and hung on clotheslines until they are well enough to be released." photo by Luke Marsden. WHAAAAAAT?! These are weirdly adorable!!!