No Time for Bats to Rest Easy - NYTimes.comPallas’s long-tongued bat, above, is a valuable pollinator. Hibernating bats are vulnerable to white-nose syndrome, which has killed at least six million of them in North America.
Many bats may have small eyes, and about 70 percent of the species augment their vision with echolocation which helps them hunt at night – but blind? No way. Merlin Tuttle, founder and president of Bat Conservation International, confirms the truth in no uncertain terms: “There are no blind bats. They see extremely well.” So there.