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large bat with a head that resembles the head of a fox

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According to the DENR-BMB, the only colony of flying foxes on Panay Island roosts in the limestone forest of Yapak.
Schmidt said the council is not allowed to disturb the bats' natural habitat as one of the two parks in the town is a registered roost for the flying foxes and so it is a protected area protected by the Department of Environment and Heritage.
The ejecta (bolus and guano) of Indian flying foxes were collected by spreading a polythene sheet of 1 m x 1 m (length x width) under the roosting sites of P.
During January 1, 2014-October 31, 2015, a total of 62 grounded bats were collected in an area inhabited by a long-established roost of [approximately equal to] 20,000 Indian flying foxes in Gannoruwa, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (7[degrees]16'N, 80[degrees]36'E), which is located 600 m above sea level.
As part of the program CSIRO scientists will fit little-red flying foxes with GPS transmitters to track their movements by satellite to gain a greater understanding of their roosting preferences, where they feed and the factors that influence their behaviour.
WILDLIFE PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF QUEENSLAND, (2014), Flying Foxes, online at: www.
While for their rivals fancy ranges may be the order of the day, when it comes to preparation for those toting guns for Niue, apparently practice more often involves trying to shoot flying foxes and pigeons back on their island, which has a population reportedly of 1,400 who inhabit an area of 260 square kilometres.
Visitors may be able to spot unusual rock formations, as well as animals like monkeys and giant bats called flying foxes that call the cave home.
In the 1990s there were estimates of 100,000 or more grey-headed flying foxes being shot annually (Tidemann et al, "Grey-headed Flying Fox").
Epidemiologists revealed that Nipah was a virus that had never been seen in humans, and ultimately traced its origins to a family of large bats known as flying foxes.
There is also a section on wild life, such as echidnas, possums, wombats and flying foxes.
I felt my senses come alive, and when I looked up and saw that unmistakeable shape in the evening sky I knew for sure that flying foxes were abroad, bringing their blessings even into my backyard.
Suddenly farmers were able to slaughter the local flying foxes by the hundred instead of nabbing the occasional one for the pot.
They are commonly known as the Fruit Bats or Flying Foxes among other numerous colloquial names.
Indian flying foxes are the largest example of what?