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Adj.1.fruit-eating - feeding on fruit
herbivorous - feeding only on plants
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The lama dropped wearily to the ground, much as a heavy fruit-eating bat cowers, and returned to his rosary.
A big brown fruit-eating bat brushed past his ear; a porcupine's quills rattled in the thicket; and in the darkness between the tree stems he heard a hog-bear digging hard in the moist warm earth, and snuffing as it digged.
In the past the fruit-eating bats were common, but numbers have decreased in the last 15 years and there are now just 1,100.
[USA], Sep 1 (ANI): Asian Colobine monkeys are unable to taste natural sugars, and in fact have a generally poor sense of taste as the receptors on their tongues do not function in the same way as for fruit-eating monkeys, found biologists.
For example, the recently discovered fruit-eating Northern Sierra Madre forest monitor lizard (Varanus bitatawa) in the Philippines is food for the critically endangered Philippine eagle.
This diversity reflects the range of specialised diets (and skulls) seen across mammals as a whole - for example the fruit-eating bat faces resemble those of primates, and the bird- and rodent-eating bat faces resemble those of wolves and other carnivores.
"There would definitely be noticeable effects from the reduced amount of fruit, both on humans (higher prices, less availability) and fruit-eating animals (no food).
In pioneering studies from 2012 and 2013, the first bat influenza A viruses, termed H17N10 and H18N11, were discovered in 2 bat species, Sturnira lilium (little yellow-shouldered bat) and Artibeus planirostris (flat-faced fruit-eating bat) (4,5).
Paramount Chief, Kondewullay Gbawuru Mansaray the III of Wara Wara Yagala Chiefdom, popularly known as Chief Paygayhas warned residents of Koinadugu district against all forms of bats as there has been a recent discovery of Marburg Virus in Cave Dwelling Fruit-Eating Bat in the District.
Art installations were exhibited, built around Ong's jewelry designs: 'Newly-Discovered Fruit-Eating Bayawaks of the Cordilleras,' 'Huli,' 'Negosyo,' 'Philippine Hornbill,' 'Kwento ni Syokoy' and 'Malakas at Maganda and Manananggal.'
"In my 20 years of experience studying bats in Kerala there has been no evidence of fruit-eating bats inside wells," said Nameer adding that what could be considered as a suspected carrier in Kerala "is the great Indian fruit bat, also known as the Indian flying fox (Pteropus giganteus)." It is not clear as to how, where and from whom the first infection happened in Perambra.
All of this, combined with the teeth resembling that of fruit-eating bats, suggested the animal was probably nocturnal and relied on its sense of smell rather than vision.