Kalong

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Kalong

 

(Pteropus vampyrus), a mammal of the order Chirop-t era. The largest representative of this order, it measures up to 40cm long and has a wingspread up to 1. 4 m. It is distributed onthe Malacca peninsula, on the Greater and Lesser Sunda Islands, and in the Philippines. The kalong lives in forests and always fliesin large groups. It eats fruits and sometimes causes damage to fruit orchards.