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The largest bat in the world – 5 interesting facts

This creature is known as the giant golden-crowned flying fox, and it's an animal unique in many ways. Being the world's largest bat, it surprises not only with its size, but also with its lifestyle and behavior.


Quick facts about the world's largest bat:

  • it's also widely known by another name: the golden-capped fruit bat;
  • some individuals weigh up to to 1.4 kg (3.1 lb);
  • it lives in the Philippines.


Have you ever heard about this animal before? Would you like to see it with your own eyes?


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What are your thoughts on this subject?
16 Comments
Philip Harris
Caroline Weis, Ask any Virologist fruit bats carry Covid-19 it's a well known fact (a bit like how we know mosquito's transmit and carry malaria). Also it is believed by most countries that have the virus that the outbreak started in the Chinese live animal markets. Even China says that's where the outbreak started.
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Apr 29, 2020 1:16PM
Jo Farrell
I want one 😍
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Apr 18, 2020 6:31PM
Ilias Tsiabardas
Interesting facts about the Biggest Bats in the World.
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Apr 13, 2020 9:31PM
Caroline Weis
Philip Harris, and you know this, how? Can you prove it?
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Apr 9, 2020 10:27PM
Cheryl McMeekin
Didn't realize that bats could get that big....
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Apr 2, 2020 10:56PM
Philip Harris
Interesting fact 6) They carry the Covid-19 virus and passed it on to humans in the live animal markets of China
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Mar 31, 2020 4:32PM
Linda Spreng
Used to think of them as creepy-crawly, not so much anymore. However, the photo of the bat next to the man may cause me to rethink that.
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Mar 31, 2020 12:19AM
feliciaacarter
Bats have always seemed so weird to me. I'm sure they're cool, but just a little creepy!😖😖😖
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Mar 30, 2020 11:04PM
Linalinda Eichin
Thanks for sharing
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Mar 30, 2020 10:49PM
Eliseo Bananal
Good to know.
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Mar 30, 2020 9:54PM
lhreese
I LIKE BATS AND THESE ARE FABULOUS AND SMART!
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Mar 30, 2020 9:38PM
Stan Chavez
Thank you I like learning new things. I have never heard of these bats nature is so amazing
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Mar 30, 2020 8:09PM
Bob Pam Hanna
A very fantastic fact. I didn't that they grew to this size.
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Mar 30, 2020 7:38PM
goplatinumone
Fascinating but creepy! Wouldn't want to run into one at night!!
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Mar 30, 2020 6:58PM
Lynne Mills
Beautiful creatures, I love them & their adorable faces.
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Mar 30, 2020 5:58PM

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