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Alice And Atticus – The Straw Coloured Fruit Bat

By Chris Taylor Monday, August 12, 2019

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. Summer has been absolutely beautiful in the Wisconsin Dells and if you haven’t made your way up here to visit us there’s still plenty of time. Also, if you haven’t entered our “Spider Monkey Naming Contest” don’t hesitate to do so. This week we are talking about the straw coloured fruit bat.

This bat hails from the continent of Africa and is common across much of the continent and in Madagascar. The adult straw coloured fruit bat weighs around 9 ounces. It has about a seven inch body with a more than 2 foot wingspan. It’s pretty big, it falls under the category of megabat.

Getting A Closer Look At Atticus Our Straw Coloured Fruit Bat

Most bats (like Atticus) are nocturnal. You probably guessed that by its oversized eyes right? These social creatures will roost in groups from 100k to 1 million bats. That’s a lot of guano aye? They find food by site and by smell. They eat fruit and plants so they do a lot to disperse seeds and pollen for the flora that helps support them.

There are a lot of really cool bat facts. For more facts and a close up look at Atticus take a look at this week’s video. This week Alice Schoebel gives us an up close look and education about our furry little flying friends. That’s all I have for this week. Make sure you follow our pages to stay informed about everything from fun facts to free giveaways. Thanks ad We’ll see you all in the park.


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