Bats of Africa

Africa and its neighboring islands are home to more than 269 (>21%) of the world’s bat species. According to the IUCN, the Democratic Republic of the Congo currently has the most species documented with at least 119 species!
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"Moderation.. is for humans" Congratulations Laura Williams, winner of our #SillySaturday caption competition! #bats

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Bat Conservation International Congratulations Laura Williams, your caption was our favorite!

Old World fruit bats have excellent eyesight and use it for navigation #MammalMonday Photo of Rousettus aegyptiacus in Watamu, Kenya © Bruce Patterson / The Field Museum http://field.mu/PxtUF

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Old World fruit bats have excellent eyesight and use it for navigation Photo of Rousettus aegyptiacus in Watamu, Kenya © Bruce Patterson / The Field Museum

It's Monday!! Time to try a new hair-style, like the Chapin’s free-tailed bat, to brighten your start to the week!  Male Chapin’s bats perform a spectacular mating display by expanding long hairs on top of the head similar to a peacock spreading its tail. Sexy!

Time to try a new hair-style, like the Chapin’s free-tailed bat, to brighten your start to the week! Male Chapin’s bats perform a spectacular mating display by expanding long hairs on top of the head similar to a peacock spreading its tail.

Can you come up with a cute/silly/funny caption for this Straw-colored fruit bat? #SillySaturday #bats #BatWeek

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Bat Conservation International Congratulations Laura Williams, your caption was our favorite!

The African jungles and savannas are the real habitat of a Ninja Warrior!  Congratulations Michelle Geist, your ‪#‎SillySaturday‬ caption was our favorite!!! Thank you to all who gave suggestions - tune in next Saturday for another #SillySaturday challenge! #bats

The African jungles and savannas are the real habitat of a Ninja Warrior! Congratulations Michelle Geist, your ‪ caption was our favorite! Thank you to all who gave suggestions - tune in next Saturday for another challenge!

It's #toocutetuesday! This one is called the little collared fruit bat (Myonycteris torquata)!

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The little collared fruit bat, Myonycteris torquata, is native to central Africa!

Wahlberg’s epauletted fruit bat is found across southern Africa in forest, shrubland, and savanna habitats

Not Just the Birds and Bees – 6 Fast Facts About Pollinating Bats

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