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Lesser short-nosed fruit bat

A newborn lesser short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus brachyotis) clinging upon a human finger. A species of megabat within the family Pteropodidae, it is a small bat that lives in South and Southeast Asia and Indonesia (Borneo). Adults weigh between 21 and 32 grams (0.74 and 1.13 oz).

Photo: Anton Croos

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