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Bangladesh, Myanmar, India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka

Indian Flying Fox

These fruit-eating bats are among the world's largest with wingspans up to 4 feet wide. They are often called "flying foxes" because of their pointed faces and fox-like ears.

Fruit eating bats are critical in reforestation of cleared land. As the bats fly they drop undigested seeds in open areas. Up to 98% of new plant growth is due to bats.

HABITATForests with trees or bamboo for roosting
DIETFruit, nectar and pollen
LIFE ExpectancyUnknown

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It is estimated that 1/5 of the total biomass of animals on Earth is ants.
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