Fruity facts about species
FRUIT bats are the largest of bats and are important to humans for pollination and dispersal of seeds of various fruits, including bananas, peaches, dates, avocados and figs.
Their main diet consists of fruit and flowers. They have long webbed fingers that serve as fingers.
Contrary to popular myth, they are not blind but have a very good sense of smell and sight. They live in large colonies know as 'camps' in which one male lives with up to eight female bats.
Fruit bats are nocturnal and hang from their feet during the day. Despite being good flyers, they land by crashing into bushes.