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close up of a pipistrelle bat

Bats grouped plan

Bats are fascinating animals – the only true flying mammal. There are over 1,400 species of bats in the world, and more are still being discovered. Bats account for more than a quarter of mammal species in the UK and around 20% of all mammal species worldwide. Image: Giles San Martin (Flickr).

Find out more: Bat Conservation Trust, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Suffolk Bat Group, iNaturalist