Egyptian Fruit Bat Animal
Length: 14-16 cm
Tail: 1.2-2 cm
Weight: 80-100 g
Social unit: Group
Status: Least concern
Widespread and adaptable, these fruit– and leaf- eating bats are sometimes so common that they reach pest status and damage farm crops. They are also one of the fruit bat species to use the high-pitched “clicks” of echolocation. This means they can find their way around and roost in dark caves, rather than sleeping in trees like other fruit bats.
The Egyptian rousette vanes from dark brown to slate grey on the back, with lighter, smoky grey underparts. Unusually, its fur extends about halfway along each forearm.
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