Bats and Viruses – level 1

09-03-2021 07:00

Scientists know that the coronavirus comes from bats. Many other viruses come from bats, too. Scientists want to know why. More than 1,300 kinds of bats are in the world. Some bats live in caves. Some bats live in forests.

Different bats eat different food. Some bats eat fruit. Some bats eat small animals like frogs, birds, or fish. Some bats drink animal blood. This can be a reason why many different viruses live in bats.

Bats have long lives. This is good for viruses. They have enough time to grow. Bats can fly. This means that their bodies are warm. It can be the reason why viruses are dangerous. They can live in warm places.

Difficult words: bat (an animal which flies and it sleeps during the day), cave (a hole in a hill or under the ground), reason (why something happens).

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