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Latest Egyptian fruit bat Stories

2011-09-14 11:32:47

A new study reveals that the way fruit bats use biosonar to 'see' their surroundings is significantly more advanced than first thought.

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2011-08-16 07:10:00

For many animals, the ability to successfully navigate a landscape is not just a matter of convenience – their very survival depends on it.

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2010-02-05 09:45:00

New research conducted at the University of Maryland's bat lab shows Egyptian fruit bats find a target by NOT aiming their guiding sonar directly at it.


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2007-08-10 15:59:50

The Egyptian Fruit Bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus), also known as the Egyptian Rousette, is a species of Old World fruit bat found throughout Africa, except in the desert regions of the Sahara. It is also common throughout the Middle East, as far east as Pakistan and northern India. Like all bats, these ones are nocturnal and spend the daylight hours in caves or trees, often with large numbers of other bats, sometimes numbering in the thousands. The Egyptian Fruit Bat is small compared to...

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