Tube-Nosed Fruit Bats

They’re cuddly and furry, can hang upside down without getting dizzy and can fly super fast. Cool beans.
These are just so frigging cute they make me want to scream, “I want one!”
I give bonus points for the lovely video – if I had a fruit bat I’d name him Solomon.
Lest you worry about their demise, yes the Santa Cruz megabat species became extinct a century or so ago.
Fortunately, their Philippine and Papua New Guinean relatives are alive and well (though diminished in numbers).
I know. I know. Anything “baby” is cute…but c’mon, baby tube-nose fruit bats take the cake! Tell me that doesn’t look like a living, breathing gargoyle prototype.
Look at that cute little face. Can’t you just hear the squeak?
What critter gets your heart all atwitter? If you could have any animal (alive, imaginary or extinct) for a pet what would you choose? What would you name it?

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  1. #1 by joeh on October 12, 2011 - 3:48 pm

    I would just want your standard Black Labrador Retriever, Had one "Minnie" What a joy she was.Cranky Old Man

  2. #2 by Lesann Berry on October 14, 2011 - 5:49 am

    I've never had a lab, but every person I know who has, says they're wonderful additions to the family. I do like big pups though.

  3. #3 by Barbara McDowell on October 14, 2011 - 6:07 am

    Oh those freak me out…even the babies. Any type of cat brings me joy. I love their independent spirit and watching the wheels turn in their eyes as they plot.

  4. #4 by Lesann Berry on October 14, 2011 - 6:46 am

    I love me some cats too but if they could make one with little batwings…well that would be nifty. I've always liked bats. They're soft and fuzzy and very snuggly.

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