Up to now, the speed record for horizontal flight was held by birds from the swift family. The common swift, for example, can reach speeds of over 100 kilometers per hour. Investigators have discovered a new front-runner among the acrobats of the air. However, the animal involved here is not a bird but a bat: the Brazilian free-tailed bat shoots through the night skies at over 160 kilometers per hour. You got it?!
The bat is sacred in Tonga and West Africa and is often considered the physical manifestation of a separate soul. The Chinese tradition states that the bat is a symbol of longevity and happiness, as well as in Poland, in the region of Macedonia and among the Arabs and Kwakiutls.
Bats are in Brazil the second largest order of mammals, with at least 179 species distributed in nine families and 68 genera.
Bats are pollinators, seed dispersers, nutrient suppliers in caves and insect predators (including agricultural pests).
They also have the extraordinary sense of echolocation (biossonar or orientation by echoes), which they use for orientation, search for food and communication. Now you got it!!!
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