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Meanwhile volcanoes explode, waves crash, fruit bats nuzzle.
Opened to the public in 1991 and upgraded with illuminated walkways and fans, the caves are home to waterfalls, elusive long-nose fruit bats, and drawings left behind by the Amerindian Arawaks.
Winifred Frick, chief scientist at the nonprofit Bat Conservation International, points to additional findings from Australia, where intense heat and resulting droughts have caused mass die-offs among fruit bats.
The tour begins with the butterflies, migrates to fruit bats and from there to see exotic birds and their trainers.
The hunters were looking for roosting bats, mainly fruit bats and flying foxes—for them, a lucrative prize that can be shipped to villages in the north as part of the bushmeat trade.
Among the animals on display here: Rhinoceros hornbills, with horn-like structures on their beaks; and Malayan flying fox fruit bats, among the largest bats in the world, with a wingspan of up to 5 feet.
The disease, which causes encephalitis and respiratory illness, is found in swine, dogs and fruit bats.
In fact, a recent study of bat ear bones suggests that fruit bats never had the ability to echolocate, which would be a vote in favor of the flight-first theory.
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FRUIT BAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fruit bat for English Language Learners
: a large bat that eats fruit and lives in hot parts of the world
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