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Horsfield's fruit bat (Cynopterus horsfieldii) is a species of megabat native to South East Asia. It is named for Thomas Horsfield, an American naturalist who discovered it

Horsfield's fruit bat (Cynopterus horsfieldii) is a species of megabat native to South East Asia. It is named for Thomas Horsfield, an American naturalist who discovered it

Sharing breakfast: A fruit bat and a butterfly share some pineapple.                                                                                                                                                      More

A bat and butterfly share a piece of fruit. Bats are so intriguing to me. A fruit bat for a pet would be nice .

OMG - that face!  What a cutie...wish I could have a bat as a pet.

I thought I saw and heard bats fly over us one night by the fire pit. Didn't think it was correct as we don't have bats here! However, myth busted as we found a tiny bat caught in our front gate.

fruit #bat is one of the rainforest's keystone species because they distribute seeds throughout the forest, as they feed and excrete - mostly on the wing.

A short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus sphinx) hanging from a guava tree ~ Copyright: Ravi Kailas

sooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stunning photograph of a Flying fox! Endangered - many critically. They are threatened by hunting and habitat destruction. Think before you harm this beautiful creature.

Flying Fox At Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando by Dwayne Taylor on Flickr

People find bats creepy and scary but I think they are miss understood and I would love to have bats on my property. I've always enjoyed watching them fly around looking for a tasty meal. These are my favorite of all bats - Flying Foxes.

From fickr - part of www.batconservation.org. This is a dog-faced fruit bat. ("I was given the rare and fascinating experience of stepping into some of the bat cages at Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Just me, my camera, and 160 live bats.")

his is a dog-faced fruit bat. ("I was given the rare and fascinating experience of stepping into some of the bat cages at Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Just me, my camera, and 160 live bats.

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