Friday, October 1, 2010

Flying Fox

For some reason I have become more interested in bats, particularly fruit bats and flying foxes (they have much cuter faces than vampire bats). Here is a video of a flying fox bat, apparently the largest one in the world:


  1. Flying foxes are wonderful animals. I'm glad that you appreciate them because a lot of people find them quite disturbing. You might enjoy this, it's a grey headed flying fox giving birth in one of the camps in Sydney (Australia)
    GHFF giving birth

    What a lot of people don't realise is that for a few weeks after birth, the babies (we call them pups) stay with mum 24x7. Even when she's flying out to feed. You can see a pup hanging of the mothers chest in this photo I took in the same colony.
    Mum & Pup in flight

    Happy batting !