• Question: What is the smallest bat?

    Asked by love cats to Jeff on 20 May 2015.
    • Photo: Jeff Shi

      Jeff Shi answered on 20 May 2015:

      The smallest bat is called the bumblebee bat, and it’s a very rare tropical bat that’s so small it could fit on one of your thumbnails. It’s so small that we think it’s actually the smallest mammal on earth, and that mammals actually can’t get any smaller!