Even if you aren't much of a banana person, the enthusiasm with which this furry little fellow chows down just might convert you:
This fruit bat, or flying fox, was rescued by Australian bat conservation and advocacy group Batzilla the Bat - an appropriate name for critters with monster-sized appetites for bananas. Flying foxes are crucial pollinators, dispersing pollen and seeds in their habitats as they flitter about on 3-foot-long wingspans.
"They're Australia's most important native animal and all four species are in rapid decline," Bat Conservation and Rescue Queensland vice president Denise Wade told ABC. Because flying foxes are so crucial to spreading Australia's tree seeds, she said, without bats, trees - and the koalas who love to eat eucalyptus leaves - would go the way of the dodo.