The honor of being the largest bat on planet earth goes to the one and only Australian flying fox. This giant bat looks like some monster straight out of an 80’s horror movie!

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Their wing span average over 1 meter in length and look a lot like a fox, hence the name “Grey-Headed Flying Fox”.

Amazingly, the Australian flying fox has a very unique and sophisticated vocal communication between each other with over 30 very specific calls that are known.

Unfortunately for theses beautiful large bats, their numbers are dwindling in the wild as their population has went from millions down to only a few hundred thousand over the last 200 years.

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Source : epicadamwildlife

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