Human Size Giant Bat Caught in Philippines – Facts

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Picture Suggesting Human Size Giant Bat Caught in Philippines
Human Size Giant Bat Caught in Philippines


Human Size Giant Bat Caught in Philippines.

Other Versions

1. Giant golden crowned flying fox bat caught in the Philippines.

2. Captured giant bat in Peru

Peru’s army has captured something truly awful this animal as you can see in the picture appears to be a giant bat is an animal too weird. Apparently this animal usually frightens many people walking through areas of Peru and elsewhere in Latin America, is said to be the Chupa Cabras.

The chupacabra is an animal attack is characterized by animals of different species, located in farming and rural areas. The myth originated in the island of Puerto Rico. It is said that there is in Central and South America, in countries like Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, etc..

You could say that sucks goats is a true example of a kind of giant bats that often found in Indonesia.


This is a picture of what is shown as a giant human size bat that has been circulating with various stories attached to it. Some versions said it is a giant golden crowned flying fox bat caught in the Philippines, while others called it a giant bat captured by Peru’s army that was also thought to belong to the Chupacabras.

Golden Crowned Flying Fox?

Firstly, the picture was not taken or captured by Peru’s army, and neither it belongs to the Chupacabras, the blood sucking monster that was a mystery for few years. The picture was initially reported to show a giant golden crowned flying fox bat caught in the Philippines.

Golden crowned flying fox (Acerodon jubatus), also known as the golden-capped fruit bat is a rare megabat belonging to the species of fruit bats. Endemic to the forests of Philippines, they are one of the largest bats in the world, with a wingspan of 1.5–1.7 meters (4 ft 10 in–5 ft 7 in) and weighing 0.7–1.2 kilograms (1.5–2.6 lb). They are harmless vegetarians, feeding on fruits and leaves, but unfortunately are endangered currently because of poaching and forest destruction. You can see below couple of pictures of the golden crowned flying fox that convey its original size. So it appears like the present picture is taken in a forced perspective shot – to make it appear bigger than what it actually is.

Picture of Golden crowned flying fox
Picture of Golden crowned flying fox
Picture of Golden crowned flying fox
Picture of Golden crowned flying fox

Malaysian Flying Fox?

Trish Wimberley, the director of the Australian Bat Clinic conveys the same opinion about the picture – that it is taken in forced perspective. However, she also said that the animal in the picture does not have golden colored fur on its head, a common feature of golden crowned flying fox and suggested that it could be a Malaysian flying fox (Pteropus vampyrus), also known as the vampire bat, which can grow a wingspan of up to 1.5m.

Screenshot or related article
Screenshot or related article

In any case, the picture shows a large bat belonging to flying fox bat species, which are called so because of their fox like faces. They can have a wing span as large as 6 feet, but not as huge as it appears in this forced perspective shot. The video shown below explains the same, showing few such flying fox bats. And no, they are not Vampires!

Hoax or Fact:

Mixture of Hoax and Facts.


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Giant golden-crowned flying fox
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