October 31, 2006—As a pale moon rises, the creature takes
to the skies, fangs gleaming, driven by hunger. It thirsts for the
sticky, sweet flow of fresh—fruit juice?That's right.
The black flying fox, one of the world's largest bats, is a
vegetarian. The animals prefer to dine on fruits and other plant
matter, such as eucalyptus and paperbark blossoms.Go on the
wing with black flying foxes in northern Australia, and learn more about the feeding habits of these gentle giants.
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