The largest bat in the world can be found in the Philippines, specifically in Boracay Island, Bohol, Leyte, Cebu, Mindoro and Negros. This is commonly seen in high areas and rainforests. This creature is known as the giant golden crowned flying fox or the golden capped fruit bat. The name is derived from the gold fur located in its head. This huge creature has a wingspan of 5 feet and is 2.6 lbs in weight. It can travel at speeds of 25 miles per night.
Looking at the creature’s physical appearance might give anyone chills up their spine. This humongous bat may seem similar to a vampire, with its long feet and wings.
The golden capped fruit bat has been slowly becoming extinct due to poaching as locals seek for their pelts and meat. Mostly, this creature hunts for regional fruits. They help the balance the ecosystem by scattering fruit seeds from their food. It’s quite sad that this animal is slowly becoming extinct.