Stuffed Animals Details…
** Stuffed Flying Fox Bat
** Tan Body and Wings Goldish Neck Ring
** Made by Wild Republic Cuddlekins
** 27 inch Wingspan, 9 inch Body
Considering how huge the flying fox bat is (in males, their wingspan can reach six feet in the largest species), perhaps a young Bruce Wayne saw this gigantic figure in the darkness. Of course his young and (as of then) uneducated mind would fill in the rest with all sorts of frightful imagery. How silly would it be, not to mention ironic, for the future Dark Knight to fear, and then dress up as a flying fox? “I am vengeance. I am the Night. I….feed on nectar, fruit and pollen. Are you afraid yet?” Of course this would only have worked if Gotham City (and by extension Wayne Manor) were located in the tropics. Ah well, boys will be boys, and doubtless his mind made a mountain of a mole hill. Maybe it was one of those tiny brown bats?
In any case, the Flying Fox is not only the biggest species of bat in the world, but it also locates its primary source of food via sight and smell. This makes sense, since unlike the prey of other bats, flowers and fruit don’t really grow legs and go a-wandering, so there’s no need to track them down via echolocation. Sadly, many species of this gigantic fruit muncher are in danger of extinction. In some locations, the meat of the flying fox is seen as a delicacy, but also humans have a nasty habit of cutting down the fox’s habitat for their own needs. Wild Republic supports animal conservation, and when you purchase a stuffed animal from them, you’re helping make a difference. What’s not to love about that?