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The bat is a mammal in the order Chiroptera. Bats are the only mammals capable of true flight. They are divided into two suborders: Megachiroptera (mega bats) and Microchiroptera (micro bats). Bats find their shelter in caves, crevices, tree cavities and buildings. They can be found almost anywhere in the world, except the polar regions and the deserts.

Bats play a valuable role in the ecosystem. They are natural enemies of night-flying insects, they pollinate flowers and disperse seeds. Their guano is rich in nitrogen and is used as fertilizer.

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