This Bat With A Big Head Has Such A Unique-Looking

Can you see this bat with a huge head? This megabat is actually the largest in Africa and has such a unique-looking.

Some people can’t believe this bat is real.

While most bats have rodent or canine-like faces, these bats have a look all their own.

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“The male’s moose-shaped head, curled lips, nasal folds and enlarged larynx help him belt out repetitious calls for the female, which then change into a faster staccato when one is nearby,” Dr. Sarah H. Olson, an associate director of wildlife health at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), told The Dodo. “Their face acts as a resonating chamber.”

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Actually male bats can be found in the tropical forests of central Africa, hanging from trees and honking as discerning females fly by.

“Male hammer-headed bats make a peculiar calling sound at night to attract females, which makes them identifiable almost anywhere,” Olson said.

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They’re called the Hammerhead fruit bat and were once allegedly thought to be the chubacabra. The males sing to get the females attention.

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