Bizarre Bats

Noted for its extremely long wingspan that — wait for it — measures more than 5 feet, the golden-crowned flying fox is among the largest flying creatures in the world. And it is an amazing creature. The bat can be found in the Philippines and it is known to live on a diet of fruits.

While this bat has a large wingspan, it is really physically small. Its body measures between seven and 11.4 inches long, about a size of a ruler. Being a frugivorous species that eat plants as well as fruits, this plant should be given credit for its contribution to the reseeding of forests by spreading seeds throughout. And yes, this bat is considered the largest bat that exists in the world.