A total of 24 bat species have been recorded in Jordan, all are insectivores except for the fruit-eating Egyptian fruit bat. Bats have a grayish-brown body; membranous wings that stretch between elongated fingers, making them the only mammals capable of sustained flight; large ears used for echolocation; and sharp teeth.
Nocturnal. Roosts in colonies in a hanging position.
Insects such as moths and beetles. The Egyptian fruit bat feeds on fruit.
Widespread in most environments, including rocky outcrops, mountains, oases, and urban habitats. Nests in caves, rock walls, and crevices.