Egyptian Fruit Bat
The coloring is uniformly brownish with the under parts being lighter. The muzzle is long and pointed. The eyes are large and the erect simple ears are constantly in motion. Egyptian fruit bats are the only Megachiroptera that uses echolocation, and it is the only form of bat echolocation audible to the human ear, which sounds like clicking. They hang, tightly packed together in very close groups with both sexes and ages mixed together. The larger the colony, the more they crowd together, and the more aggressive and quarrelsome they become. They fight over roosting spots, females and food. But, they do so with their wings half open and their mouths closed. It would appear as though they are “boxing” each other with their wings. This is accompanied by loud screeching.
On exhibit in Learning Center: Males: 4, Females: 15