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Botswanan long-eared bats are nocturnal mammals of the order Chiroptera. Their forelimbs have webbed wings, making them the only mammals truly capable of flight. They let out chirps that bounce back to them from their environment or insects that serve as potential prey, a talent owned by all bats called echolocation.
In the Real World
Bats are small, winged nocturnal mammals with large pointed ears and relatively flat faces.
In The Lion Guard
The bats in The Lion Guard are brown with pink inner ears and a tuft of white fur on their foreheads.
Ono reports that the Mekundu Bats are asleep in a tree that is about to fall apart. The Guard heads over and shouts for the bats to wake up. Eventually, Bunga climbs into the tree, and the bats quickly exit, causing Ono to fall out of the air as they collide with him.
Three bats are hanging on a tree at the start of the episode. Another bat flies in shortly after, resting between the others.
Some bats fly out of one of the caves that Ono and Makini see after falling into a cavern in the marsh. It gives Ono the idea to use echolocation to find their way out via Makini's voice.
A bat warns the Lion Guard of the hyenas arrival.