"Legally importing bats requires an import/export license with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which costs $100 per year. The exporter has to include a CITES (Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) export paper and documentation that the animals were preserved in a way that would kill off any diseases. -- "Those who say they got their bats from a bat farm are “definitely lying” because there is no such thing as a bat farm, Tuttle says. Bats are very difficult to breed in captivity and only birth one to two baby bats (pups) per female annually."