These fascinating animals are the earth's only flying mammals and are essential to the health of the planet’s ecosystems.
Bats face a number of conservation challenges, including habitat loss, disease and human disturbance.
The Cleveland Zoological Society and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo support bat research and conservation efforts worldwide to help address these issues.
Learn more about bats and what you can do to help.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: Recycle your aluminum cans at the Zoo's America Recycles Day Event November 10. Celebrate Year of the Bat! Can collection funds will benefit Bat Conservation International to help conserve bats around the globe.
Learn More About Bats (PDF)