The photo has gone viral in recent days and, in the face of so many scary news in a pandemic year, doubts about its veracity are still recurring. But it is true: ‘Acerodon Jubatus’, as they are known, live in the Philippines, measure up to 1.30 meters and weigh 1.2 kilos – it is endangered, as its meat is considered a delicacy.
This type of bat does not present a risk to man, eating only fruit – the favorite, fig.
There are reports on social networks that the animal, with its wings spread, can reach 1.70 meters.
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