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    • Sara Girassol

      Flying Fox species One of my favorite bat species. These are beautiful creatures and to catch one in flight, a rare sight indeed

    • Mindi Snyder

      Flying Fox Bat or Fruit Bats | Bats of the genus Pteropus, belonging to the megabat suborder, Megachiroptera, are the largest bats in the world. Flying foxes only feed on nectar, blossom, pollen, and fruit.

    • Krizia Chambers

      Fruit bats, sometimes called the flying fox bat, are the largest bats in the world. They live in the tropics or subtropics, & feed on nectar, blossom, pollen, & fruit, which explains their limited tropical distribution. They do not possess echolocation.

    • Nupur Murthy

      Bats are considered to be evil, blood sucking animals. They are spoken in relation to vampires and their evil nature. In reality, however, only three out of the thousands of bat species feed on blood. Bats are just stereotyped to be "evil" creatures but they really are not. Cal could be compared to a bat. People and society think of him as evil and no good, but it is clear by the end of the novel that Cal is in fact good but was just seen in a negative light.

    • Marlana Fury

      Fruit Bats, aka Flying Foxes, are smart, gentle creatures - this is beautiful.

    • Steve Sharp

      Translucent ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ Creature ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ Animal ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞Bats are predominantly herbivorous, however some larger species can also prey on insects and small mammals (such as mice and rats). Bats play a crucial role in the fertilization process of vegetation by pollinating flowers and other plants, while simultaneously serving as one of Earth's natural pesticides/insecticides (along with birds and spiders). Many organic farmers maintain bat farms to effectively keep away pests without poisoning crops with harmful manufactured toxins.

    • Samantha L

      Gorgeous flying bat. Wings looks like parchment paper

    • Skye

      Amazing photo of a Flying Fox / Bat in flight

    • Stefanie da Silva

      Delicate bat wings - ANIMALS

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    The Malaysian Flying Fox (Pteropus vampyrus), is a southeast Asian species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae. Like the other members of the genus Pteropus, or the Old World fruit bats, it feeds exclusively on fruits, nectar and flowers. It is noted for being one of the largest bats and as with all other Old World fruit bats, lacks the ability to echolocate. #Bat #Malaysian_Flying_Fox


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    From Madagascar, the satanic leaf tailed gecko with flying fox wings…

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    This is the extremely rare and majestic Golden Tiger. Sadly less than 30 of these exist in the world today.

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    Most species of flying foxes are Endangered - many Critically Endangered. They are threatened by hunting and habitat destruction.

    Tube-Nosed Bat, discovered in Papua, New Guinea: