Egyptian Fruit Bat
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The Egyptian fruit bat is the only fruit-eating and the largest bat in Jordan. It has a soft, light-brown fur; darker wings; pointed ears; long, dog-like snout; and short tail.
Nocturnal. Lives in large social colonies. Hangs upside down in trees or caves during the day. Uses echolocation for navigation. Less active in cold weather, but does not hibernate.
Egyptian fruit bats feed on fruit, pollinating trees and propagating seeds in the process.
Common in northwestern Jordan, including Irbid, the Jordan River Valley, the Zarqa River, and Amman.