Wahlberg's Epauletted Fruit Bat (Epomophorus Wahlbergi)
This adult male Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat (Epomophorus wahlbergi) with his cheek pouches full of figs in Kenya. These bats can carry tens of thousands of seeds to new locations in a single night. However, the primary purpose of pouches in males of this species appears to be more related to call enhancement during courtship. Irresistible, no doubt. This photo, and over 2,000 more, are available to download for nonprofit, educational use on our website!
See more bat photos! https://merlintuttle.smugmug.com