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These species include big brown bat, silver-haired bat, eastern red bat, hoary bat, evening bat and eastern myotis.
Little brown bats tend to roost in barns and sheds in colonies of 30 or more, while big brown bats [which are not endangered] have roost sites in attics and in people’s houses in colonies of 10.
For instance, a study published last fall in PLOS Biology explored the reason that big brown bats waggle their heads like puppy dogs and curl the tips of their ears down.
In the same study, the researchers estimated that a colony of 150 big brown bats in Indiana ate nearly 1.3 million insects per year, and a million bats would consume 600 to 1,320 metric tons of insects per year.
In one experiment, a big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) hibernated in a refrigerator for 344 days, suggesting bats may deserve the title (although, the animal didn’t exactly choose to and didn’t survive the feat).
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