Young Bat Bares its Teeth During Feeding Time

StoryfulPublished: February 8, 20174 views
Published: February 8, 2017

A young bat showed off its pearly white teeth while enjoying a feed on Wednesday, February 8, at an animal rescue shelter for flying foxes in Queensland. “Baby flying-foxes are born with tiny, re-curved milk teeth which help the baby latch on to and stay attached to one of mum’s two nipples, one of which is located deep in each wing-pit,” carer Denise Wade told Storyful. “At around 5 weeks of age, milk teeth are replaced by a permanent set of 34 teeth which are fairly wide set in the jaw, but the astounding thing is the size of flying-fox canines which at first glance appear a tad excessive for a diet rich in pollen and nectar.”

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