Straw-Colored Fruit Bat
About the Straw-Colored Fruit Bat
Named for its tawny brown color and dietary preferences, the straw-colored fruit bat is native to Sub-Saharan Africa. It lives in colonies of 100,000 to 1,000,000, roosting by day in tall trees and sometimes lofts and caves. Though their bodies are small—about 5 to 9 inches long—the straw-colored fruit-bat’s wingspan can reach three feet. The bat’s strong, tapered wings allow it to fly great distances—it has actually been found 125 miles out to sea!
You Can Find This Animal in the Tropical Forest
Bats use their sense of smell to find fruit, and they can see in color. They swallow only the pulp and juice of the fruit and spit out the other parts.