• Welcome to BAT 1K
  • Welcome to BAT 1K


Out of all mammals, bats possess unique and unusual adaptations that make them extraordinary. They are the only mammals that truly fly, they use echolocation to orient in complete darkness, have an exceptional immune system that allows them to fight deadly disease, they pollinate crops and distribute seeds worldwide and have the ability to live for a exceptionally long time depsite being very small!


Bat 1K's main aim is to sequence the genomes of over 1000 species of bat to address various evolutionary questions with the overall goal to conserve, promote and better understand bats.