In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- There are over fifty different varieties of bats in Australia of two major groups, the larger fruit bats including flying foxes and the smaller insect eating bats.
- Humans, monkeys, guinea pigs, and the Indian fruit bat are exceptions and must obtain it from the diet.
- Certain bats, like the short-tailed fruit bat, drop guano containing 40,000 to 50,000 seeds in a night.
- In his work on fruit bats, which are called flying foxes in Australia, Ballard found that ‘there was a trend for people who had higher levels of contact with flying foxes to be less positive about them.’
- There are several species of birds but few native plants and animals; the only indigenous mammal is the Pacific fruit bat.
- In the case of the fruit bats, the bats are crucial for dispersing the seeds contained within the fruits.
- Three species of African fruit bat harbor the Ebola virus, enabling the deadly pathogen to spring out and infect primates and humans, says a study appearing today in the British journal Nature.
- I am not a morning person; indeed, my circadian rhythms have been so thoroughly addled by work lately that I am probably now a close relative of the common fruit bat.
- At an evening barbecue in August 1996 an Australian fruit bat alighted on the back of a small child.
- For one thing, a fruit bat that flies home with a mango in its mouth is pushing the limits of its flight equipment.
- Even some nonavian natives - the Mariana fruit bat, for instance - are rapidly disappearing under the attack of the resourceful reptile.
- A Rodrigues fruit bat was trying to give birth in the wrong position - hanging by her feet and thumbs, sometimes with her head down - and having difficulty.
- All flying foxes are fruit bats, but not all fruit bats are flying foxes.
- Devouring an entire fruit bat is probably what tipped me over - temporarily thank God - into vegetarianism.
- And this skull is of an animal classified as a ‘carnivore’ because of its teeth yet it's a fruit bat!
- The species she has chosen to benefit is the Livingstone fruit bat found on the Comores islands between Madagascar and the African mainland.
- They have no way of knowing what is out there, and a fruit bat that ventures out over the empty sea runs a big risk, given what seem to be the species' limited navigational abilities over long distances.
- Scientists now say that the world's largest fruit bat, known locally as a flying fox, was the culprit.
- Homosexuality has been recorded in a wide range of animals, including beetles, sheep, fruit bats, dolphins, and monkeys.
- It had a head injury and was identified as an Egyptian fruit bat.
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