Bats. They get a bad rap, don’t they? They’ll fly in my hair! They’ll suck my blood! They have rabies! While there may be the slightest grain of truth in the blood-feeding and rabies myths (only 3 species of bat feed on blood, while less than 1% of bats carry the rabies virus), these adorable animals are certainly not interested in flying near your hair and would much rather eat a piece of yummy fruit or some insects.

Not only the cute bats are none of the things listed above - they're actually vital to many ecosystems. Eating various kinds of vermin and pest insects bats can lessen the use of pesticides and the fruit bats help in pollinating many plants. And with more than 1,200 types of bats, all of them contribute in different ways.

To further disprove the unfair reputation our poor bat buddies have been saddled with, we here at Bored Panda have compiled a list of bat photos where these animals are just being their true selves. We think you’ll agree that they are completely adorable! Scroll down to check out the fluffy cute bats below; they are sure to change your perceptions about these night-flyers forever. We sure would love to get a pet bat for ourselves or at least scratch a baby bats belly!

#1

Baby Bat In A Blanket

Baby Bat In A Blanket

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KyotoRain
Community Member
4 years ago

Aww.... so adorable!

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#2

Tiny Baby Bats

Tiny Baby Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

yawn....(it's contagious)

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#3

Adorable Bat

Adorable Bat

Batzilla the Bat Report

Rhea Amin
Community Member
4 years ago

that lil wink! so cute.

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#4

Cute And Fluffy Bat Baby

Cute And Fluffy Bat Baby

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Everyone likes to cuddle!

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#5

Tiny Baby Bat

Tiny Baby Bat

jtr2277 Report

Marceline
Community Member
4 years ago

So tiny and fragile! But in good hands!

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#6

Puppy Eyes

Puppy Eyes

Tolga Bat Hospital Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

"Can you resist my eyes?"

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#7

Baby Bats In Blankets

Baby Bats In Blankets

Jurgen Freund Photography Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

These are so incredibly cute...and obviously, sucking does not only soothe human babies...

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#8

Adorable Fluffy Bat

Adorable Fluffy Bat

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

April W
Community Member
4 years ago

I would think this was a chihuahua puppy

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#9

Adorable Bat Enjoying Scratches

Adorable Bat Enjoying Scratches

Mandi Griffith Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

ALmost like a dog...

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#10

Honduran White Bat Baby

Honduran White Bat Baby

Hernani Oliveira Report

Silent Skeleton
Community Member
4 years ago

Scuse me sir that's a pokemon XD It looks like Woobat!

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#11

Adorable Bats

Adorable Bats

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Danielle Irene
Community Member
4 years ago

They're all cute. But thissss picture has to be the cutest

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#12

The Cutest Dracula

The Cutest Dracula

charlie.wss_lilly.doxie Report

Marceline
Community Member
4 years ago

Flying kitty!

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#13

Bat Snackies

Bat Snackies

charlie.wss_lilly.doxie Report

AutumnNies
Community Member
4 years ago

Om nom nom nom nom

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#14

Munching On Some Fruit

Munching On Some Fruit

Batzilla the Bat Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

nom nom nom nom

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#15

Tiny Baby Bat

Tiny Baby Bat

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Andrea Powrie
Community Member
4 years ago

Just look at Johnny Depp's face, what a sweet meeting ❤

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#16

Not Sharing With Anyone!

Not Sharing With Anyone!

KateLappan Report

rakuninaru
Community Member
4 years ago

Its little tongue!

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#17

Bat Yawns

Bat Yawns

Baby Bats & Buddies of Australia Report

Tillie Martinussen
Community Member
4 years ago

Aaaaaw!

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#18

Cute Bat

Cute Bat

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Desiré Yen
Community Member
4 years ago

This is my baby bat blanket, it goes everywhere with me!

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#19

Tiny Baby Bat

Tiny Baby Bat

DaphneNg Report

Elisheva Williams-Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

This is my FAVORITE!!!

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#20

Baby Bat In Blanket

Baby Bat In Blanket

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Like a fox...just with wings.

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#21

Fluffiest Baby Bat

Fluffiest Baby Bat

Batzilla the Bat Report

Gloria Wesson
Community Member
4 years ago

Awwww...I can’t even...

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#22

Tiniest Baby

Tiniest Baby

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Tiffany Wilson
Community Member
4 years ago

Is that a miniature pacifier?

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#23

Wide-Eyed Baby Bat

Wide-Eyed Baby Bat

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Laura Ferretti
Community Member
4 years ago

A bat hugging a koala cute

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#24

Adorable Honduran Bat

Adorable Honduran Bat

James Storer Report

Marion Capriotti
Community Member
4 years ago

I recognize this lovely little batty, he is a Rainforest Fluffball (not a scientific name), and he and his charming little white-furred, banana-yellow ears buddies have been haunting my homepage with their adorableness for many years.

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#25

Hi There!

Hi There!

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
4 years ago

Here's looking at u!

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#26

Bat-Ception

Bat-Ception

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Slightly Deflated
Community Member
4 years ago

Batman and his little bat burritoes

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#27

Shy Baby Bat

Shy Baby Bat

charlie.wss_lilly.doxie Report

Jazz Akins
Community Member
4 years ago

D'awwwwwwww

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#28

Adorable Bat

Adorable Bat

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Elisheva Williams-Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

So comfy!!

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#29

Upside Down Eating Is The Best Eating

Upside Down Eating Is The Best Eating

Tolga Bat Hospital Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
4 years ago

Nope sharing ain't caring !

#30

Fluffy Cute Bat

Fluffy Cute Bat

Sikaris Report

Laura Ferretti
Community Member
4 years ago

A lot of fluffyness

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#31

Snoozing Bat

Snoozing Bat

fishfishmonkeyhat Report

Elisheva Williams-Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

Wolfbat!

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#32

Cutest Blep

Cutest Blep

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

3ke
Community Member
4 years ago

:P

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#33

Tiny Baby Bat

Tiny Baby Bat

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Nancy E
Community Member
4 years ago

Ahhhhh~~~~~

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#34

Baby Bat In A Blanket

Baby Bat In A Blanket

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Gillian Black
Community Member
4 years ago

oh the size of the bottle and the face

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#35

Watermelon Snackies

Watermelon Snackies

Tolga Bat Hospital Report

Blue Cicada
Community Member
4 years ago

Why are you humans always walking around upside down?

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#36

Tiniest Baby Bat

Tiniest Baby Bat

Anake Seenadee Report

Shari H
Community Member
4 years ago

I wanna rub that lil belly!

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#37

Baby Bats In Blankets

Baby Bats In Blankets

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
4 years ago

The quintuplets

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#38

Henlo, Friend!

Henlo, Friend!

Andy Dean Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
4 years ago

Waiting for my bat signal...

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#39

Adorable Bat

Adorable Bat

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
4 years ago

My first batmas!

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#40

Fluffy Baby

Fluffy Baby

charlie.wss_lilly.doxie Report

Vicky Mayhew
Community Member
4 years ago

Adorable

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#41

Cute Baby Bat

Cute Baby Bat

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Gillian Black
Community Member
4 years ago

I got sick tummy hold me tight

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#42

Snuggly Bats

Snuggly Bats

Tolga Bat Hospital Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
4 years ago

On our first date❤

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#43

Adorable Bat

Adorable Bat

Stefano Milan Report

Elisheva Williams-Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

That's a good look! Just hanging around. Lol

#44

Baby Bat

Baby Bat

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Gloria Wesson
Community Member
4 years ago

Those eyes, though...

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#45

Fluffy Cute Bat

Fluffy Cute Bat

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

celina breneman
Community Member
4 years ago

"It's all Mine!"

#46

Bat Burrito

Bat Burrito

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Gillian Black
Community Member
4 years ago

I am so cute but I is frightend

#47

Bat Nap

Bat Nap

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Violet Yimlat
Community Member
7 months ago

I just love how some bats have tiny dodies

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#48

Cutest Baby Bats

Cutest Baby Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Char Char
Community Member
4 years ago

Cute little bat burritos!

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#49

Adorable Bat

Adorable Bat

Cameryn Brock Report

Gillian Black
Community Member
4 years ago

i am learning to be upside down

#50

Tiny Baby Bat

Tiny Baby Bat

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Barbara Berg
Community Member
4 years ago

This one looks so much like a baby squirrel.

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#51

Wing Stretching

Wing Stretching

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
4 years ago

What u looking at... HUH?

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#52

Bat Burritos

Bat Burritos

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
4 years ago

The octuplets!

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#53

Pocket Pet

Pocket Pet

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Jocelin Juarez Alvarez
Community Member
2 years ago

Awww. Look at dat face.

#54

Fluffy Bats

Fluffy Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Jocelin Juarez Alvarez
Community Member
2 years ago

The twins!!!

#55

Hi There!

Hi There!

Jeff Muñoz Distinctive Expeditions Report

Blue Cicada
Community Member
4 years ago

Turn on the dark, I'm afraid of the light!

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#56

Tiny Baby Bat

Tiny Baby Bat

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Anika Moideen
Community Member
1 year ago

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