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WHAT’S INSIDE


30 ENTEBBE

Accommodation
Business & Shopping
Entertainment, Health
Sports & Outdoors

41 FORT PORTAL

Accommodation
Business & Shopping
Entertainment

44 JINJA

Accommodation
Business & Shopping
Entertainment, Health
Sports & Outdoors 

51 KAMPALA

Accommodation
Business
Education
Entertainment
Food & Drink
Health
Shopping
Sports & Outdoors
Travel & Tourism
Vehicles
Wellbeing

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IMPORTANT INFO

Map of Uganda
About Uganda
Travel in Uganda
Embassies
Entry into Uganda
National Parks
Airlines
Flight Schedules
We love our Pets
Travel by Bus
Things to do with Kids
Conservation Organisations
Useful Numbers
Road Distances
Places of Worship
Societies
Map of Entebbe
Entebbe Information Page
Entebbe International Airport
Fort Portal Information Page
Map of Jinja
Jinja Information Page
Kampala Information Page
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DID YOU KNOW? – BATS

did you know - BATSBats are mammals of the order Chiroptera (/kaɪˈrɒptərə/; from the Ancient Greek: χείρ – cheir, “hand” and Ancient Greek: πτερόν – pteron, “wing” whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. By contrast, other mammals said to fly, such as flying squirrelsgliding possums, and colugos, can only glide for short distances. Bats do not flap their entire forelimbs, as birds do, but instead flap their spread-out digits, which are very long and covered with a thin membrane or patagium.

Bats are the second largest order of mammals (after the rodents), representing about 20% of all classified mammal species worldwide, with about 1,240 bat species divided into two suborders: the less specialized and largely fruit-eating megabats, or flying foxes, and the highly specialized and echolocating microbats. About 70% of bat species are insectivores. Most of the rest are frugivores, or fruit eaters. A few species, such as the fish-eating bat, feed from animals other than insects, with the vampire bats being hematophagous, or feeding on blood.

Bats are present throughout most of the world, with the exception of extremely cold regions. They perform the vital ecological roles of pollinating flowers and dispersing fruit seeds; many tropical plant species depend entirely on bats for the distribution of their seeds. Bats are economically important, as they consume insect pests, reducing the need for pesticides. The smallest bat is the Kitti’s hog-nosed bat, measuring 29–34 mm (1.14–1.34 in) in length, 15 cm (5.91 in) across the wings and 2–2.6 g (0.07–0.09 oz) in mass. It is also arguably the smallest extant species of mammal, with the Etruscan shrew being the other contender. The largest species of bat are a few species of Pteropus (fruit bats or flying foxes) and the giant golden-crowned flying fox with a weight up to 1.6 kg (4 lb) and wingspan up to 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in).

 

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