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The Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox is the world’s largest bat

The idea of human-sized bats flying across the sky is terrifying. The world’s largest bat, fortunately for us, thrives on a vegan diet of figs and other fruits.

Nonetheless, the size of the huge golden-crowned flying fox is indeed amazing, and viral photographs of these megabats have left social media fans speechless.

The world’s largest bat, with a wingspan of up to five and a half feet and colonies of up to 10,000 individuals, this massive species of megabat is exclusive to the Philippines’ rainforests


Despite the fact that flying fox megabats may be found throughout Asia, Africa, and Australia, the huge golden-crowned flying fox (Acerodon jubatus) is only found in the Philippines.The largest specimen of this fruit-eating megabat species has been recorded as having a wingspan of five feet and six inches, with a rather slight bodyweight of around 2.6 pounds.

Though its wingspan is wide, this bat’s body is small. Varying between seven and 11.4 inches, these seemingly terrifying creatures don’t even exceed one foot in terms of length. The herbivorous species feeds mostly on fruits and forages after dusk for anything from figs to ficus leaves, consuming almost one-third of its body weight each night. During the day, it sleeps and roosts in the trees among big clusters of its peers.










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