Upside-down drawing of the Bulmer’s Fruit Bat

I'm just wondering – if you are in a bats school and you ask a bat a question, should they raise their hands up or down? ;)

Very little is known about the elusive Bulmer’s Fruit Bat. Discovered by Sue Bulmer only in 1960 as c. 10,000 years old remains, this species was regarded as extinct, until the very first registered sighting of them in 1980. It is believed only a hundred or so of Bulmer’s Fruit Bats still exist in their natural habitat – Papua New Guinea’s caves that are 1.8-2km above the ground.

This is my wildlife drawing of this rare bat, based on a reference photo by Tim Flannery.



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