1 Nov

Spectacled Flying Fox(image from

The Spectacled Flying Fox is probably the cutest species of bat that man has encountered.

From the wikipedia article (emphasis mine):

Characteristically, all species of flying foxes only feed on nectar, blossom, pollen, and fruit, which explains their limited tropical distribution. They do not possess echolocation, a feature which helps the other sub-order of bats, the Microbats, locate and catch prey such as insects in mid-air. Instead, smell and eyesight are very well-developed in flying foxes.


Local farmers may also attack the bats because they feed in their plantations, and in some cultures it is believed their meat can cure asthma.

Mind you, I understand this is sort of like identifying the cuddliest shark.
Flying Fox


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