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Cernia gigante Fotografia di David Doubilet, National Geographic  Questa cernia goliath nelle paludi, Florida Keys, può passare i suoi primi cinque anni tra le mangrovie, relativamente al sicuro dai predatori, prima di avventurarsi fuori per le barriere coralline.

This ten-inch-long juvenile goliath grouper in the Florida Keys may spend five years among mangroves, relatively safe from predators, before venturing out to the reefs. (Picture of a young goliath grouper swimming in the mangroves of the Florida Keys)

A pollen-gilded bat emerging from a flower of the blue mahoe tree demonstrates the carrying capacity of fur. This bat lives in eastern Cuba in a colony more than one million strong—a pollinating powerhouse. Photograph by Merlin Tuttle, National Geographic

pollen-gilded bat (Phyllonycteris poeyi), really living up to its name. This species, from eastern Cuba,

Megaderma spasma - Despite its name, the Lesser False Vampire bat does not drink blood but rather feeds on a wide variety of arthropods as well as smaller bats. By day it roosts in shallow caves or hollow trees.

how's your Tuesday goin'?" Well, that's what we think these Lesser False Vampire might be saying.

Fruit bat

A bat and butterfly share a piece of fruit. Bats are so intriguing to me. A fruit bat for a pet would be nice .

Ghost bat [via Gorey Details]

Ghost Bat populations are disappearing. Half the bats in the US are listed as rare, threatened or endangered.

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Big brown bat: A cute bat with a cute name. This fuzzy little guy can be found in North America, Central America and the very northern parts.-I have rescued one of these guys before.

Bat eating dinner

60 Adorable Bats That'll Make Your Day

The Spotted-winged Fruit Bat is the smallest fruit bat species in the world. It typically roosts in the crowns of tall palms and epiphytic vegetation, but has also been known to excavate roost cavities in termite nests.

Stock Photograph of Macroglossus minimus from Sabah, Malaysia

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An adorable orphaned baby blossom bat rescued by Bat Conservation & Rescue Queensland.

in their little sleeping bags there...

Bats under a full moon! Many tropical plant species depend entirely on bats for the distribution of their seeds. Bats are important in eating insect pests, reducing the need for pesticides.

Pteropus  Bats of the genus Pteropus, belonging to the Megachiroptera sub-order, are the largest bats in the world. They are commonly known as the Fruit Bats or Flying Foxes among other numerous colloquial names. They live in the tropics and subtropics of Asia (including the Indian subcontinent), Australia, Indonesia, islands off East Africa (but not the mainland Africa), and a number of remote oceanic islands in both the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Pteropus - Bats of the genus Pteropus, belonging to the Megachiroptera sub-order, are the largest bats in the world. They are commonly known as the Fruit Bats or Flying Foxes.

This pitcher plant (Nepenthes rafflesiana elongata) has evolved a unique relationship with the small wooly bat. Instead of consuming insects like the chamber of most of its close relatives, this plant’s chamber provides the bat with a perfect place to roost during the day. The guano left behind by the bat provides the plant with all the nourishment it needs.

This pitcher plant (Nepenthes rafflesiana elongata) has evolved a unique relationship with the small wooly bat. Instead of consuming insects like the chamber of most of its close relatives, this.

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