Here’s a creature that will stop you in your tracks. Endemic to the Philippines, the giant golden-crowned flying fox (Acerodon jubatus) grows as large as 3 feet with a wingspan of 5-6 feet. It is one of the largest bats in the world.
You’d think that the megabat the size of a 6-year-old kid would be a threat but it’s actually harmless — it’s vegetarian and primarily munches on fruit. As pollinators, the bats even help spread seeds.
Unfortunately, the species is endangered and facing extinction due to poaching in the forest.