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Fruit Bat

Megachiroptera

Appearance

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  • Up to 16 inches long.
  • Wingspan can reach 5 feet.
  • Long snouts, small ears, large eyes.

Lifecycle

  • Breed in Autumn.
  • Pups are born early Summer - one pup is born to each female.
  • Fruit bats tend to live in large colonies. One male usually lives with up to eight females.

Habits

  • Location - Dense forest areas.
  • Visibility - They are nocturnal, generally seen hanging from trees by their feet during the day.
  • Feeding - Fruits and nectar from flowers, they will eat leaves when fruit and flowers are in short supply.

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