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Baby bats try out their ‘sonar’ just after birth

Egyptian fruit bats

A young Egyptian fruit bat’s navigation clicks sound like those of an adult by the time the pup is 7–8 weeks old, the age of first flight. Credit: Philippe Clement/Nature Picture Library

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Nature 599, 11 (2021)



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