Giant Bats Discovered in Philippines causes Havoc online

Like a bat out of hell, literally. These images of the giant crowned flying fox have gone viral, causing people to marvel at the size of the creature.

Found in the Philippines, it can grow to the size of a six-year-old child.

Bats unexpectedly stole the limelight this year after the coronavirus pandemic reportedly started by someone eating bat-soup (so far unproven).

You’d be forgiven for thinking this bat could catch and eat you, but it’s actually a fruit bat and pretty harmless.

It would much rather chew on a fig and is responsible for the growth of forests – so misguided fear of the creature could lead to its costly extinction.

And to spoil the ‘blind as a bat’ phrase, this one relies on good eyesight to navigate and forage.

They’re known as Aswag ‘Demonic bats‘ by the local residents . This has led many people to hunt them down and kill them.

However the NGO’s and Activists have warned the Government of Philippines to bar Chinese nationals to come to Philippines. They’re worried that the Chinese could start eating them.

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Lukwago Joseph grew up in a newspaper family, and rumor has it that instead of playing the guitar in his infancy, his parents put a reporter’s notebook and a pen next to him shortly after he turned born eight years. Before becoming editor of UGANDANZ, Lukwago was a parliament news editor for WBS TV. He joined UGANDANZ in July 2018, A few months after the company launched. Lukwago also spent five years as a freelance reporter, where he covered reporting for the highest bidder, intelligence, foreign policy, and Ugandan police. Lukwago graduated from Makerere University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism and worked on his college newspaper.