Human-sized bats from the Philippines freak out social media users

Human-sized bats from the Philippines freak out social media users

- The Philippines is the home of the largest bats in the world - the giant golden-crowned flying fox

- Their wingspan could reach up to six-feet, such that when they spread their wings, they could be mistaken for "humans with wings"

- The photos were uploaded on social media and online users seemed to be freaking out

- The local government of Negros Occidental has already created a sanctuary for them, and they are among the attractions in the area

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A Twitter user posted a photo of a sleeping bat, the size of which was already human-like.

It clearly freaked out many online users due to its size. The bat is the largest bat in the world and it could be found in the Philippines.

It is the golden-crowned flying fox, which could have a wingspan of up to six feet.

These huge mammals do not have the ability to echolocate but rely mainly on their eyesight to hunt for food. They only eat fruits and are not predators.

Due to their sizes, they have been feared by locals and were associated with folklore.

The specie is heavily concentrated in Murcia, Negros Occidental. The local government has implemented safeguards to protect them.

Human-sized bats from the Philippines freak out social media users

Human-sized bats from the Philippines freak out social media users
Source: Twitter

The bats are considered as tourist attractions, and capturing them has already been prohibited.

Human-sized bats from the Philippines freak out social media users

Human-sized bats from the Philippines freak out social media users
Source: Twitter

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Recently, animals became controversial after it was found that some species contracted the virus, cats in particular. It was also touted that coronavirus.

Animals have been known to be therapeutic for humans. Photos that show how they help people touch hearts.

The golden-crowned flying fox is one of those kindhearted animals. They're not predators and just feed on fruits.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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