Peter’s Epauletted Bat

A rare find at the Namib Desert Lodge. The Peters’s epauletted fruit bat (Epomophorus crypturus) is a species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitat is in riverine or evergreen forest, or moist woodland, where there are fruit-bearing trees. This beauty is normally only found in the north of Namibia, rarely in the Desert Regions of Namibia. (Photos by Timo Britze)