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10 false animal facts most people think are true

By: Melissa Breyer on April 28, 2014, 3:17 p.m.

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Bats are blind

Many bats may have small eyes, and about 70 percent of the species augment their vision with echolocation which helps them hunt at night – but blind? No way. Merlin Tuttle, founder and president of Bat Conservation International, confirms the truth in no uncertain terms: “There are no blind bats. They see extremely well.” So there.