Why You Should Thank Bats for Your Next Margarita!

Do you hate mosquitos but love tequila? Your new favorite animal may be a bat! These flying mammals may get a bad rap, but they are actually some of nature’s most important species and are responsible for some of our favorite foods.

Flying silently through the night, one misunderstood mammal is hard at work bringing us our favorite fruits, like peaches and bananas, and keeping pests and mosquitos at bay all while we’re sleeping! But who is this mysterious do-gooder? And why haven’t we heard of them before? Well, my friend, you have—but you two weren’t introduced like this!

By Sam Burns