The Philippine Tube-Nosed Fruit Bat

The Philippine Tube-Nosed bat (Nyctimene rabori) I think is very pretty and like nothing I have ever seen. It has a characteristic of having a wide dark stripe down the center of its back. The Philippine Tube-Nosed bat, is only found in the Philippines on the three specific islands of Cebu, Negros, and Sibuyan; however, there has only been one record of a sighting of this bat on Cedu. This bat is endangered and has a very small population. The Philippine Tube-Nosed bat is about 14.2 centimeters long, wingspan of about 55 centimeters, and its nostrils are about 6 millimeters long. The Philippine Tube-Nosed bat’s fur is pale and golden brown on females, but on males it is much darker. This bat lives in lowland forests, and roosts in vegetation and hollow trees. The Philippine Tube-Nosed bat eats mostly wild figs and is thought to eat other local fruit. Here are two articles to go to if you want to lean more about the Philippine Tube-Nosed bat.

Even my Mom thinks this bat is cute!

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