How to Draw a Little Brown Bat

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Little Brown Bat in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Little Brown Bat.

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How to Draw a Little Brown Bat - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw a circle with two triangles on the upper sides for the head.

Step 2: Draw two tiny dots in the bottom of the head and two larger ones in the middle for nostrils and eyes. Add a small line in one of the ears to define the shape.

Step 3: Under the head, draw an upside-down teardrop for the body.

Step 4: On one side of the body, draw a long upward curve. Connect the end of this curve to the end of the body with a wavy line. Draw curved lines that connect the points of the waves to the midpoint of the top curve. Add two lines that go along the top of the wing.

Step 5: Make a similar, slightly smaller wing on the opposite side of the body so that your bat looks more three-dimensional.

Step 6: Draw a small circle on the bottom point of each wing. Connect these points with an angle; draw a vertical line from the point of this angle to the body. You have drawn a little brown bat! You can color it brown with a slightly grey-brown underside. These bats sleep almost twenty hours each day!

Interesting Facts about Little Brown Bat

Little Brown Bats are found across the United States, Canada and Alaska. They are the most common bat across this region and there are more of them than any other species. Found mainly living around swam lands, this is the bat most people are familiar with.The largest recorded number of these bats has been found in New Hampshire but there are large numbers of these bats in Georgia and Arkansas. The bat does not live in Texas, Florida, and Mexico and experts are unsure why since they like humid regions.

Did you know?

  • This species is very small and its body size is 2.5 to 4 inches with a weight less than half an ounce.
  • In cold weather regions, the bat will hibernate for up to 6 months.
  • Brown bats sleep and groom during the day and hunt by night.
  • Main food sources are moths and wasps at the swampy land along with other insects and fresh drinking water is also available.
  • Brown Bats will eat insects off an animal as well; most humans mistake this as the bat biting the animal.

When the female Little Brown Bat is ready to mate at 7 to 9 months old, they will mate in the fall where she can delay fertilization until spring and the young are usually born in late June to early July. They will grow fast by drinking the mother’s milk.