Batty

1 Nov

Spectacled Flying Fox(image from MagneticTimes.com.au)

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.

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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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