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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wildlife Wednesday - Giant Fruit Bat

Giant Fruit Bat
Giant Fruit Bat, Boracay Island - May 2010
These are the biggest bats I've ever seen so far. This one here was actually hanging upside down eating mango and papaya but I rotated the picture to highlight the face. It looked scary but it was gentle and surprisingly accommodating. He allowed me to touch and spread his wings.

There were about 20 of them and they were housed in a big aviary with many plants and trees. It was meant to preserve them (I hope they're doing the right thing) and visitors are charged a small fee to see them.

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