Did you know bats’ wings are actually hands? Each wing has a thumb and four fingers just like our hands do!
Bats are placed in the mammal category Chiroptera, which means “hand wing.” Sometimes bats use their wings like we use our hands, scooping food towards their mouths.
Unlike humans though, bats’ fingers have webbing spread between them, which gives them the ability to fly. And bats truly are incredible fliers! Mexican free-tail bats can fly up to 100 mph!