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Giant flying fox with a golden crown

Giant flying fox with a golden crown

What do you see here? Isn’t it a fox? It is called the Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox !!

What do you see here? Isn’t that a fox? It is called the giant flying fox with a golden crown !!

I flipped this photo, intentionally, upside down to illustrate the face resemblance of The Giant Golden-Crowned Flying-Fox Bat with foxes’ faces. They are a rare species and among the largest bats on earth with a wingspan of 1.5–1.7 m, but doesn’t weigh more than 1.2 kg.

I intentionally turned this image upside down to show the similarity between the face of a giant gold-crowned bat and the faces of foxes. It is one of the rare species and one of the largest bats on earth, with a wingspan of 1.5-1.7 meters, while it weighs no more than 1.2 kg.


Wrapping its wings around its body like a cloak and hanging upside down.

He wraps his wings as though in a black cloak, with his head down.

The only home of the Giant Golden-Crowned Flying-Fox Bat is Maitum and Mindanao areas in the Philippines. Captive individuals are known to live as long as 23 years, while those in the wild are believed to live less – up to 15 years.

The only habitat for giant flying fox bats with a golden crown is the Maytum and Mindanao regions of the Philippine Islands. It is known that their lifespan in captivity may reach 23 years, while those that live in the wild are believed to have younger ages since that – up to 15 years.

They consumes fruits and hunt for food at night.

It consumes fruit and searches for food at night.

These bats take a great deal of care and time with personal grooming. They will use their wings to scoop the water up and put it all over the body.

These bats take a large amount of time in the care and personal hygiene. She uses her wings to scoop out the water and place it all over her body.

They are among the largest bats on earth with a wingspan of 1.5–1.7 m.

It is one of the largest bat on Earth, with a wingspan of 1.5-1.7 meters.


A female gliding carrying its babay

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No need to worry for your safety: they’re vegetarians and eat mostly fruit.

You don’t have to worry for your safety if you are by her side: she is a vegetarian and mostly eats the fruits.

A group of Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox bats hanging on a tree.

A group of giant flying fox bats with a golden crown hang on the stems of a tree.

Sources: Bat Worlds, Wikipedia, Bats Org

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