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
2 years ago

Aww.... so adorable!

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Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

yawn....(it's contagious)

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#3

Adorable Bats

Batzilla the Bat Report

Rhea Amin
Community Member
2 years ago

that lil wink! so cute.

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#4

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Everyone likes to cuddle!

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#5

Adorable Bats

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Marceline
Community Member
2 years ago

So tiny and fragile! But in good hands!

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#6

Adorable Bats

Tolga Bat Hospital Report

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

"Can you resist my eyes?"

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#7

Adorable Bats

Jurgen Freund Photography Report

Hans
Community Member
2 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

April W
Community Member
2 years ago

I would think this was a chihuahua puppy

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#9

Adorable Bats

Mandi Griffith Report

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

ALmost like a dog...

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#10

Adorable Bats

Hernani Oliveira Report

Silent Skeleton
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Danielle Irene
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#12

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Marceline
Community Member
2 years ago

Flying kitty!

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#13

Adorable Bats

charlie.wss_lilly.doxie Report

AutumnNies
Community Member
2 years ago

Om nom nom nom nom

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#14

Adorable Bats

Batzilla the Bat Report

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

nom nom nom nom

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#15

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Andrea Powrie
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#16

Adorable Bats

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rakuninaru
Community Member
2 years ago

Its little tongue!

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#17

Adorable Bats

Baby Bats & Buddies of Australia Report

Tillie Martinussen
Community Member
2 years ago

Aaaaaw!

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Desiré Yen
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#19

Adorable Bats

DaphneNg Report

Elisheva Williams-Williams
Community Member
2 years ago

This is my FAVORITE!!!

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#20

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Like a fox...just with wings.

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#21

Adorable Bats

Batzilla the Bat Report

Gloria Wesson
Community Member
2 years ago

Awwww...I can’t even...

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#22

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Tiffany Wilson
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that a miniature pacifier?

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Laura Ferretti
Community Member
2 years ago

A bat hugging a koala cute

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#24

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Marion Capriotti
Community Member
2 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

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
2 years ago

Here's looking at u!

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Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Slightly Deflated
Community Member
2 years ago

Batman and his little bat burritoes

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#27

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charlie.wss_lilly.doxie Report

Jazz Akins
Community Member
2 years ago

D'awwwwwwww

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#28

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Elisheva Williams-Williams
Community Member
2 years ago

So comfy!!

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#29

Adorable Bats

Tolga Bat Hospital Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
2 years ago

Nope sharing ain't caring !

#30

Adorable Bats

Sikaris Report

Laura Ferretti
Community Member
2 years ago

A lot of fluffyness

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#31

Adorable Bats

fishfishmonkeyhat Report

Elisheva Williams-Williams
Community Member
2 years ago

Wolfbat!

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#32

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

3ke
Community Member
2 years ago

:P

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#33

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Nancy E
Community Member
2 years ago

Ahhhhh~~~~~

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#34

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Gillian Black
Community Member
2 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
2 years ago

Why are you humans always walking around upside down?

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#36

Adorable Bats

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Shari H
Community Member
2 years ago

I wanna rub that lil belly!

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Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
2 years ago

The quintuplets

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#38

Adorable Bats

Andy Dean Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
2 years ago

Waiting for my bat signal...

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#39

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
2 years ago

My first batmas!

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#40

Adorable Bats

charlie.wss_lilly.doxie Report

Vicky Mayhew
Community Member
2 years ago

Adorable

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Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Gillian Black
Community Member
2 years ago

I got sick tummy hold me tight

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#42

Adorable Bats

Tolga Bat Hospital Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
2 years ago

On our first date❤

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#43

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Stefano Milan Report

Elisheva Williams-Williams
Community Member
2 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
2 years ago

Those eyes, though...

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#45

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

celina breneman
Community Member
2 years ago

"It's all Mine!"

#46

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Gillian Black
Community Member
2 years ago

I am so cute but I is frightend

#47

Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
2 years ago

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Some people smoke cigars, I suck on teets!

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Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Char Char
Community Member
2 years ago

Cute little bat burritos!

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Gillian Black
Community Member
2 years ago

i am learning to be upside down

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Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Barbara Berg
Community Member
2 years ago

This one looks so much like a baby squirrel.

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Adorable Bats

Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
2 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
2 years ago

The octuplets!

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Adorable Bats

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Blue Cicada
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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