Wahlberg’s epauletted fruit bat – (Epomophorus wahlbergi)

Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat – (Epomophorus wahlbergi)

Some people find bats to be terrifying, while others see them as beautiful creatures and appreciate them for how much they contribute to their natural surroundings. But no matter how you feel about bats, you've surely heard of flying foxes, which are a prime example of the largest group of bats in the world: The megabats.

So, just how hefty can the largest megabats get? Today we'll take a look at 10 of the largest bats in the world and rank them according to how much they weigh. We'll also learn some cool facts about each fascinating creature!

Fijian monkey-faced bat – (Mirimiri acrodonta)

As the name would suggest, this species of bat is endemic to Fiji–in fact, it's the only mammalian species that is endemic to the island!

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