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  • Hanging Bat | Dome | Cynopterus brachyotis

    The lesser short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus brachyotis) is a species of megabat within the family Pteropodidae.  It is a small bat that lives in South and Southeast Asia and Indonesia (Borneo). It weighs between 21 and 32 grams. It occurs in many types of habitat, but most frequently in disturbed forest, including lower montane forest and tropical lowland rain forest, plus gardens, mangroves, and vegetation on beaches.

    You can own this very special creature housed in its own dome!

    These specimens come from Indonesia where the bats are a food source for humans. Manado, the capital of North Sulawesi province, Indonesia, is the centre of the high intensity bushmeat trade in Indonesia. The predominantly Christian population is not prohibited from eating wildlife like bats and boar, unlike other parts of Indonesia where a majority of people are Muslim and must observe halal dietary restrictions.

    Dimensions are Height 18cm x Diameter 10cm.


    Category: bat, curiosity, dome

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