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The Hammer-Headed Bats Are The New Sensation Of 2020

Mayukh Bari09 August 2020 2:22PM IST
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Hammer-headed bats are megabats widely distributed in West and Central Africa. Megabats are so called for their larger weight and size. Hammer-headed bats have wingspans of around 1 meter or about 3 feet. They weigh from 250 gram to 500 gram. They got the hammer-head name from their boxy heads with enormous lips and moose like appearance. Though females have more fox-like faces.

These bats are frugivorous, consuming a variety of fruits such as figs, bananas, and mangoes, though a few instances of carnivory have been noted. Females tend to travel a consistent route to find predictable fruits, whereas males travel more to find the highest quality fruit. It forages at night, sleeping during the day. The hammer-headed bat is sometimes considered a pest due to its frugivorous diet and its extremely loud honking noises at night.

People around the world suddenly found out about this bat species and they started to share pictures. In 2020 hammer-headed bat gained huge popularity on the internet. And with their cute look, no doubt they can melt your heart in no time.

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