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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


Bats are the second largest order of mammals (after the rodents), about 20% of all classified mammal species worldwide, 1,240 bat species divided into two suborders: the less specialized and largely fruit-eating megabats, or flying foxes, and the highly specialized and echolocating microbats.


Flying Fox Bat, also known as the Fruit Bat, is the largest bat in the world with a wingspan of upto 1.5 metres.


Pictures of the day: 8 April 2011

Two young fruit bats are being used in classrooms in Australian schools to educate pupils on the subject of endangered animals. Middy and Mooney are a pair of grey-headed flying foxes, or megabats, kept by the Full Flight Conservation Centre in Flemington, Sydney.

from Mail Online

Orphaned baby flying foxes find home with blankets, bottles, dummies

The babies will be cared for at the special flying fox nursery until they are old enough and strong enough to return to their colony


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