Pics of Huge Bats From Philippines Are Going Viral on Twitter, Know More About Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox
27 June 2020
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It may look fearsome but the megabat is harmless. It feeds on fruits and nectar. Hanging upside down from a tree, it wraps its leathery wings around its body, leaving exposed the small face that resembles a fox's. With its feeding habits, the flying fox plays an essential role in the maintenance of the Philippine forest ecosystem, earning the species the moniker "the silent planters."
"Twitter user Alex (@AlexJoestar622) posted two pics on his feed about these giant birds found in Phillippines. Someone else also posted a few other pictures of these giant birds in comments. In these pictures, the birds sure look intimidating,.." when did a bat became a bird? haha
Beautiful! Lets hope they survive so the next generation can appreciate a real live one rather than just seeing pictures of a once magnificent bat. In Thailand, bats are tourist attraction and are protected
Bats are NOT birds.
Count Dracula's lovely pets.
Hope their cousins, Batman and Robin can save them from extinction.
If you can't handle these wildlife, don't hunt/disturb them from their natural habitat. pls report to nearest DENR office
Don't show them to Chinese pogo, they will eat them.
Lots of Filipino bats here too! Can they fly back home?
assuming the wood where it's perched on is just half an inch thick, the bat would be just over a foot long, as big as an ordinary street cat
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