Have You Ever Heard of The Hammerhead Bat?

Rare | 7/11/2019 | Moriah Gill
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is absolutely confirmed to be real. The good news is that it isn't in the United States. The Hammerhead Bat lives in African forests, just doing hammer-headed fruit bat things (scaring people) and dispersing fruits around the forests of equatorial Africa.\r\n
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The hammerhead bat is back to haunt your nightmares. I can definitely say that I was sleeping better before I knew that this monstrosity was real. And that’s coming from someone who thinks bats are kinda cute…dare I say cute?

Is It Real?

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So let’s start with the bad news. This scary creature, also called “hammer-headed bat” is absolutely confirmed to be real. The good news is that it isn’t in the United States. The Hammerhead Bat lives in African forests, just doing hammer-headed fruit bat things (scaring people) and dispersing fruits around the forests of equatorial Africa.

What Is It?

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The Hammer-headed bat’s scientific name is Hypsignathus Monstrosus. This large bat is one of the three animals that scientists think might be a carrier of the Ebola virus. The other two contenders, potentially linked to Ebola outbreaks, are the Egyptian fruit bat and Little-collared Fruit Bat. However, the correlation has not been confirmed. Disease, however, isn’t uncommon amongst adult Hammerhead Bats. They often contract the parasitic Hepatocystis Carpenteri.

These megabats are frugivores, eating mostly figs and other tropical fruits. The bats are typically found in lowland tropics, mangroves, riverine forests and swamp forests where it roosts in the trees, usually...
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