Roosting colonies of flying foxes, known as camps, may contain several thousand individuals. Evolved to spend… half their life upside down, bats have a tendon in their legs with a mechanism that locks so they don’t expend energy while hanging. To take flight, they unlock and drop. Flying foxes are good swimmers but can’t take flight from flat ground, so they swim to the bank, crawl up a tree, and spread their wings to fly again. Show More
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