How to Draw an Asian False Vampire Bat

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Asian False Vampire Bat in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Asian False Vampire Bat.

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How to Draw an Asian False Vampire Bat - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let's draw an Asian false vampire bat! To draw the head, draw the shape of a heart. Here's a tip: make a very deep line at the top part of the heart shape so that the ears are long!

Step 2: Outline the ears by tracing lines alongside the inside of each ear. Draw two dots for the eyes and small oval for the nose. Here's a hint: the oval is laying on its side.

Step 3: From the head, draw a long line going out to the side. Making your way back to the body, draw a short curved line, then two more until you get back to the middle. Last, draw two curved lines across the length of the wing.

Step 4: Draw the other wing exactly like you did the first one!

Step 5: From the inside of the wing, draw a curved line coming down the middle for the body.

Step 6: Draw a curved line coming out from the middle of the body for the first leg. Then, trace a curved line at the bottom toward the middle.

Step 7: Draw the other leg exactly like the first one. Don't forget the middle line to close up the bottom of the body. There's your Asian false vampire bat!

Interesting Facts about Asian False Vampire Bats

Asian false vampire bats, which are more commonly known as lesser false vampire bats, are native to South Asia and Southeast Asia. They prefer to live in wet habitats. Their name comes from the act that they are not true vampires since they do not drink blood.

Did you know?

  • Their scientific name is Megaderma spasma, and they are one of two false vampire bat species.
  • Another name for them is the common Asian ghost bat.
  • Their diet includes large insects, small rodents and reptiles, and even small bats.
  • They live in groups called roosts, which include three to 30 bats. They roost in the hollows of trees, caves, and tunnels. They may even roost in buildings.
  • They are about two to four inches long.
  • Although they have a tail, it is located on the inside of the body.
  • The veins in their wings are yellowish in color. When spread out their wings appear to be yellow.

Female Asian false vampire bats give birth to a single offspring between April and June. The baby is known as a pup. The mother carries her pup as she flies for two to three months after it is born. At that time, the young bat learns to fly on its own.