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?
Laura Herendeen
I know the bats in Australia are huge also. They call them flying foxes there.
Sep 30, 2021 4:37PM
Lourdes Ayala
I think they’re really important for the environment! I also happen to think that they are quite adorable! Would love to have a pet bat that would eat all the bugs around the house!
Sep 15, 2021 9:31PM
Patricia M. Culpepper
As a child in Georgia, I recall waking up from a nap on a sofa and seeing a bat perched near me. My grandmother was chasing it with a broom. Have been very afraid of bats since then!!!!
Aug 24, 2021 8:02AM
Debbie Young
Well I'm not a bat person .....although I do know that they will fly right at you its happened to me....and they're not blind ...but I don't think that they are sayin
Dec 18, 2020 12:36PM
I’ve always thought that bats are amazing‼️
Dec 14, 2020 8:55PM
Cheryl Powley
I would love to see one up close, they are very different and unique animals
Aug 16, 2020 5:20PM
Mama Gaea sure loves all her creations. Thank you for sharing. Be well.
Jul 1, 2020 1:22AM
Jo Farrell
I want one 😍
Apr 18, 2020 6:31PM
Ilias Tsiabardas
Interesting facts about the Biggest Bats in the World.
Apr 13, 2020 9:31PM
Caroline Weis
Philip Harris, and you know this, how? Can you prove it?
Apr 9, 2020 10:27PM
Cheryl McMeekin
Didn't realize that bats could get that big....
Apr 2, 2020 10:56PM
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.
Mar 31, 2020 12:19AM
Linalinda Eichin
Thanks for sharing
Mar 30, 2020 10:49PM
Mar 30, 2020 9:38PM
Bob Pam Hanna
A very fantastic fact. I didn't that they grew to this size.
Mar 30, 2020 7:38PM

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