Straw-coloured Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum

Bats are found on six continents and they make up about 25% of all known mammal species!

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ORIGIN:
Africa

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HABITAT:
Forests and savannas

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
8-12 oz
Length: 5-9 in

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DIET:
Fruits and leaves

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PREDATORS:
Snakes and birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp claws

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REPRODUCTION:
9-month gestation

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
20 yrs in human care

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