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), they are certainly not interested in flying near your hair and would much rather eat a piece of yummy fruit or some insects.

Not only 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 pictures of bats being their true selves. We think you’ll agree that they are completely adorable! Scroll down to check out the cute animals 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!

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Adorable Bats

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KyotoRain
Community Member
3 years ago

Aww.... so adorable!

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Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

yawn....(it's contagious)

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#3

Adorable Bats

Batzilla the Bat Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

I guess you will never be as happy again as after a full meal of milk.

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#4

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Kamilė Naraitė
Community Member
3 years ago

Ah, cuteness! 😍

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#5

Adorable Bats

jtr2277 Report

Kamilė Naraitė
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow! Little cute monster 🙌

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#6

Adorable Bats

Tolga Bat Hospital Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

"Can you resist my eyes?"

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#7

Adorable Bats

Jurgen Freund Photography Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#8

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks quite consent. :)

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#9

Adorable Bats

Mandi Griffith Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

ALmost like a dog...

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#10

Adorable Bats

Hernani Oliveira Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

What an extraordinary little fella!

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#11

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Danielle Irene
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#12

Adorable Bats

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

"Oh, hi!"

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#13

Adorable Bats

charlie.wss_lilly.doxie Report

AutumnNies
Community Member
3 years ago

Om nom nom nom nom

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#14

Adorable Bats

Batzilla the Bat Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

nom nom nom nom

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#15

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Zoe Krishel
Community Member
3 years ago

They named this bat Jack Sparrow and Johnny Depp went and met it!! So cute!!

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#16

Adorable Bats

KateLappan Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Yummy!

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#17

Adorable Bats

Baby Bats & Buddies of Australia Report

Tillie Martinussen
Community Member
3 years ago

Aaaaaw!

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#18

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Gloria Wesson
Community Member
3 years ago

Awww...it’s snuggling...!

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#19

Adorable Bats

DaphneNg Report

Maura D.
Community Member
3 years ago

Se que esto puede sonar tonto, pero se puede vacunar?

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#20

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Like a fox...just with wings.

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#21

Adorable Bats

Batzilla the Bat Report

Gloria Wesson
Community Member
3 years ago

Awwww...I can’t even...

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#22

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

*pat* *pat*

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#23

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Quite clever. Impressive!

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#24

Adorable Bats

James Storer Report

WhiteRabbit
Community Member
3 years ago

What kind of bat is this?? So fluffy :)

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#25

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

:D

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#26

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Denisa Pop
Community Member
3 years ago

😍

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#27

Adorable Bats

charlie.wss_lilly.doxie Report

Jazz Akins
Community Member
3 years ago

D'awwwwwwww

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#28

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Elisheva Williams-Williams
Community Member
3 years ago

So comfy!!

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#29

Adorable Bats

Tolga Bat Hospital Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
3 years ago

Nope sharing ain't caring !

#30

Adorable Bats

Sikaris Report

Laura Ferretti
Community Member
3 years ago

A lot of fluffyness

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#31

Adorable Bats

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Blue Cicada
Community Member
3 years ago

He's happy to be cuddling.

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#32

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

3ke
Community Member
3 years ago

:P

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#33

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Ahhhhh~~~~~

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#34

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Gillian Black
Community Member
3 years ago

oh the size of the bottle and the face

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#35

Adorable Bats

Tolga Bat Hospital Report

Blue Cicada
Community Member
3 years ago

Why are you humans always walking around upside down?

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#36

Adorable Bats

Anake Seenadee Report

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

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Not so cute , this one ~~~~~~~

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#37

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Gloria Wesson
Community Member
3 years ago

So adorbs..!

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#38

Adorable Bats

Andy Dean Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
3 years ago

Waiting for my bat signal...

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#39

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Gloria Wesson
Community Member
3 years ago

Awww...I want to adopt this lil’ guy..! So adorbs...

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#40

Adorable Bats

charlie.wss_lilly.doxie Report

Vicky Mayhew
Community Member
3 years ago

Adorable

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#41

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Meg Sampson
Community Member
3 years ago

Neva letting go...

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#42

Adorable Bats

Tolga Bat Hospital Report

3ke
Community Member
3 years ago

Hugs! <3

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#43

Adorable Bats

Stefano Milan Report

Elisheva Williams-Williams
Community Member
3 years ago

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

#44

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Gloria Wesson
Community Member
3 years ago

Those eyes, though...

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#45

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

celina breneman
Community Member
3 years ago

"It's all Mine!"

#46

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Gillian Black
Community Member
3 years ago

I am so cute but I is frightend

#47

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
3 years ago

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Some people smoke cigars, I suck on teets!

#48

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Gloria Wesson
Community Member
3 years ago

Can I be the babysitter..?

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#49

Adorable Bats

Cameryn Brock Report

Gillian Black
Community Member
3 years ago

i am learning to be upside down

#50

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Barbara Berg
Community Member
3 years ago

This one looks so much like a baby squirrel.

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#51

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
3 years ago

What u looking at... HUH?

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#52

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
3 years ago

The octuplets!

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#53

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Jocelin Juarez Alvarez
Community Member
10 months ago

Awww. Look at dat face.

#54

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Jocelin Juarez Alvarez
Community Member
10 months ago

The twins!!!

#55

Adorable Bats

Jeff Muñoz Distinctive Expeditions Report

Eva Hyldgaard
Community Member
3 years ago

❤️

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Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Anika Moideen
Community Member
2 months ago

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