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Ruwenzori Long-Haired Fruit Bat

Rousettus lanosus

Ruwenzori Bat Gallery

Photo Credit: Robert Michelson

About the Ruwenzori Long-Haired Fruit Bat

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Class: Mammalia  
Order: Chiroptera 
Family: Pteropodidae 
Genus: Rousettus 
Species: lanosus 

Ruwenzori long-haired fruit bats are one of only a few species of fruit bats that echolocate to
navigate in low light conditions. They create a series of clicks using the back of their tongue.