Bats and Birds are Different !

Bats are mammals.  A long time ago, people used to think bats were birds without feathers. But now we know that there is no such thing as a featherless bird. We know that bats are MAMMALS, just like people.
A bird is part of the bird family.

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fur Bats and other mammals have fur  on their bodies (like cats and dogs  and mice).

 Birds have feathers covering their  bodies.

baby Bats are born alive from their mother's body  (like kittens and puppies).

 A bird hatches from an egg.

 Baby bats are called pups. Pups are born  without hair -- they look tiny, and pink. They  drink milk from their mothers like all mammals  do.
     
Bats are born with strong legs and claws because they have to hang on to mom when she's roosting and to the cave wall when she's not there. If the baby looses its grip and falls, it will die.

 

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 Baby bats drink milk from their mothers (like kittens  and puppies and hamsters).

 A baby bird eats worms and bugs that the mother  brings.


wings
Birds have wings but no hands or fingers.
Bats have wings with hands with fingers.
Humans have hands and fingers but we can't fly!