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Flying Foxes, Halloween, & Folklore in the Philippines


It seems every culture has its own tales about bats; some are really spooky while others speak of good fortune and hope. For the Philippines, Halloween is a fitting time to learn about the myths and classic legends of “aswang” creatures, and one in particular named Manananggal whose menacing appearance closely resembles a large fruit bat.

Read more about these Filipino legends and about BCI’s work to save endangered flying foxes in the Philippines by visiting these links:

http://www.sospecies.org/

http://bit.ly/17ZnI0F
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Last Updated: Thursday, 31 October 2013
 
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