Crimson-bellied bats are the largest bat species on the planet, with a wingspan of 140 centimetres. They have an entirely red colouration, with very little variation aside from the inside of their wings. Their bodies are very round with blubber around their bellies, protecting their vital organs. Their heads are small with large ears pointing directly upwards. On their crowns are a crest of hair follicles, closely packed together to form a large red quiff.
Crimson-bellied bats have backwards facing legs, which better help them to climb up trees and hang on branches. They have hollow bones to keep them in the air for longer, which simultaneously aids in hanging on branches.
No way! Check out how red these bats are!
No shit, they have "crimson" right in their name.
Shut up, Greg.
Our crimson-bellied bats are very well behaved. As most animals are, they are surprisingly intelligent, and are capable of associative learning at high levels. We have posted a large clock above the enclosure, and the bats know that when both hands reach the yellow point on the clock, it is feeding time.
Bats in the wild are seldom seen by native rubidian. They inhabit the large forested caves worldwide, and live in incredible sized flocks of up to a thousand individuals. When rubidians get anywhere close to the nests, they will flee further into the caves. They are opportunistic predators and will wait for hours to hunt their prey at the most effective time.
Verra srs and adorable flap-flap critter
50 - 60cm
5 years in the wild
8 - 12 years in captivity
Flying Mammals 3
Species: C. Rubrum