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Bat Milk

Bat Milk

Scientists have confirmed that male Dyaks, Malaysian fruit bats, can produce milk. So far, they haven't seen a male Dyak actually nursing bat babies, but they're still looking. No other wild male animals are known to give milk.

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  • Nature
    "Lactation in Male Fruit Bats," Nature, 367:691

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  • New York Times
    Natalie Angier, February 24, 1994.

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Last updated by Ginger L. on March 14, 2011

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