The Egyptian fruit bat is distinguishable by its dark-brown to grey-brown fur on its back and pale brown fur on its underside, often with a yellowish-brown collar around its neck. Their wings have a darker shade than their bodies, and the wing membranes are attached to the first toe of their legs. These bats have a very long tongue that coils around their rib cage when it is not feeding; how is that not amazing?
They are frugivorous, which means they consume mostly fruits and sometimes leaves.
They have one of the largest brain weight-to-bodyweight ratios within the bat species, and the brain regions associated with sight and smell are well-developed. Therefore, they are well adapted to seeing in low light conditions and have a highly developed sense of smell.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Colony
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No