Do bats know the speed of sound from birth or do they have to learn it?

Most bats use echolocation to orient themselves in space. This means that they produce high-frequency sounds and can judge the distance of obstacles that reflected the sound based on the return time of the echo. However, to judge the distance based on the time the echo returns, one needs to know the speed of sound. … Continue reading Do bats know the speed of sound from birth or do they have to learn it?