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The Spotted-winged Fruit Bat is the smallest fruit bat species in the world. It typically roosts in the crowns of tall palms and epiphytic vegetation, but has also been known to excavate roost cavities in termite nests.

The Spotted-winged Fruit Bat is the smallest fruit bat species in the world. It typically roosts in the crowns of tall palms and epiphytic vegetation, but has also been known to excavate roost cavities in termite nests.

Australian Black Flying Fox? Are they the biggest bats (longest wing spans) in the world?

Australian Black Flying Fox? Are they the biggest bats (longest wing spans) in the world?

Bizarre Bites: With a 6-foot wing span, the Samoan giant fruit bat, a.k.a. the flying fox, is the most appropriately named animal since the toy poodle. I tried them first on the uninhabited island of Nu’utele in Samoa. They were amazing.

Bizarre Bites: With a 6-foot wing span, the Samoan giant fruit bat, a.k.a. the flying fox, is the most appropriately named animal since the toy poodle. I tried them first on the uninhabited island of Nu’utele in Samoa. They were amazing.

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Bats are not flying mice; they are not even remotely related to rodents. Bats are such unique animals that scientists have placed them in a group all their own, called ‘Chiroptera’, which means hand-wing. Bats are grouped with primates and lemurs in a grand order called Archonta. Bats are not blind. Most bats can see as well as humans. Fruit bats have eyesight that is adapted to low-light, much like cats. Bats groom their fur, keeping it soft and silky. Bats are not ugly or dirty.

Bats are not flying mice; they are not even remotely related to rodents. Bats are such unique animals that scientists have placed them in a group all their own, called ‘Chiroptera’, which means hand-wing. Bats are grouped with primates and lemurs in a grand order called Archonta. Bats are not blind. Most bats can see as well as humans. Fruit bats have eyesight that is adapted to low-light, much like cats. Bats groom their fur, keeping it soft and silky. Bats are not ugly or dirty.

Meet Lefty the Bat - Lefty can only fly in circles to the left because his right wing is larger than his left one. He doesn't mind though, because he never gets lost. *** Handmade plush by  Flat Bonnie.

Meet Lefty the Bat - Lefty can only fly in circles to the left because his right wing is larger than his left one. He doesn't mind though, because he never gets lost. *** Handmade plush by Flat Bonnie.

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