How to Draw an Old World Sucker-Footed Bat

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Old World Sucker Footed Bat in 9 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Old World Sucker Footed Bat.

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How to Draw an Old World Sucker Footed Bat - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw the head and horn. The head has a pointy top. There are two large round ears at the top of the head. The front part of the ear is round bt the back of the ear is a squiggly line. Just under the front ear draw the round, comma-shaped horn.

Step 2: Draw a small black nose right at the tip of the nose on the top of the head. At the tip of the horn draw a small black eye.

Step 3: Starting at the tip of the front ear draw the body line down and curve it to the left at the bottom.

Step 4: At the bottom of the left head line draw a line up to make the front leg. The end of the leg is round and then the line comes back straight down. Then it bends sharply toward the back line. Just before it connects to the back line add a small sharp hook pointing to the left.

Step 5: At the very top of the back ear draw two short lines up to make the other front arm. Don't forget to add the circle at the top of the arm.

Step 6: At the bottom of the first arm you drew draw a line down and to the left. This is the hind leg. There is another circle at the bottom of the line and then it bends down and to the right.

Step 7: Continue the back line down and angle it toward the hind leg. The two lines do not touch.

Step 8: The tail is a short curved line between the hind leg and the back line.

Step 9: Finally, draw straight lines along the length of the front arm and hind leg. There are curved lines inside the ears. These make the patterns on the bat.

Interesting Facts about the OLD WORLD SUCKER-FOOTED BAT

The Old World Sucker-Footed Bat is a member of the mammal group and the scientific term for them is Myzopoda aurita. This animal derives its English name Old World because it is from an ancient part of the planet, and the Latin name Myzo (sucker) poda (footed) aurita (musical) indicates its uniqueness from other bats. Other common names for this species are the Sucker-Footed Bat and the Madagascar Sucker-Footed Bat. ?

Did you know?

  • The animal was first documented in 1878.
  • Their ankles and feet have little cups on them.
  • This bat has a travel radius from its home of over 1 mile.
  • The animal uses water tension for adhesion from foot sweat.
  • They were classified as vulnerable to extinction in the year 2000.

Despite the species’ name, scientists have discovered that the bat does not rely on suction for climbing, but sticky feet from bodily residue instead. This allows them to reside on smooth leaves that predators cannot climb on. They live in eastern Madagascar where they thrive on beetles and moths of the highland forests. These animals had a very low population amount, but are now considered only to be the least concern for the possibility of extinction.