This video from Australia is called Cute baby Fruit Bat.
From Wildlife Extra:
New species of fruit bat discovered in Indonesia
New bat found on Sulawesi but in danger from hunting and trapping
August 2012. A new species of fruit bat has been discovered in Indonesia. In the genus Thoopterus, T. suhaniahae has been found on the islands of Sulawesi, Talaud and Wowoni in Indonesia.
The new species of Thoopterus is a medium-sized fruit bat found in Sulawesi and small adjacent island groups. It is found in primary forest at middle and low land altitudes. The discovery of a second species of Thoopterus endemic to Sulawesi and adjacent islands provides further evidence that Sulawesi is a ‘hot spot’ of bat evolution.
Unfortunately, ongoing large scale hunting and trapping of fruit bats in the north and parts of Central Sulawesi and elsewhere, seriously endangers the survival of this species as well as other fruit bats on these islands.
See also here.
Indicator Bats Program: Online tool to identify European bat calls: here.
Bats Evolved More Than One Way to Drink Nectar: here.
Bats threatened by climate change: here.
Bats Track and Exploit Changes in Insect Pest Populations: here.
first the good news, then the bad news! What a thoughtful little face!
Yes, I hope that the baby fruit has grown up by now and that it is flying freely 🙂
I also hope that there will be measures in Sulawesi to protect the bats (and other wildlife).
Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.
What an unbelievable [lovable] creature!!!!
I too hope it will be protected [along with all wild life, as you say]
Thanks for your comment Marina, I agree.
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