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This bat skeleton for sale is the Short-nosed Fruit bat. The short-nosed fruit bat, Cynopterus brachyotis, is a species of small bat that lives in South and Southeast Asia and Indonesia. It weighs about one ounce and is generally brown to yellowish brown with a brighter collar. Adult males have dark orange collars whereas adult females have yellowish collars. The edges of the ears and the wing bones are usually an off-white. Individuals have two pairs of lower incisors, a fox-like face and large dark eyes.
Short-nosed fruit bats live in a wide variety of habitats, most frequently in tropical forests, gardens, and vegetation on beaches. They prefer aromatic fruit, especially mangoes. The bats feed mainly on small fruits by sucking out the juices and soft pulp. They also eat nectar and pollen.
This bat skeleton is a great teaching tool. It also makes a great fascinating gift. Please keep in mind you will receive a real bat skeleton, and thus variations in size and coloration are to be expected.
• 1 bat skeleton per package
• Approximately 5″