These are African fruit bats (also known as straw-colored fruit bats). They play an important part in our ecosystem by pollinating and disbursing the ingested seeds of over a dozen different types of trees over thousands of miles in Africa. One of these trees is the rare African teak tree.
The Florida bonneted bat has been battered by disappearing habitat and threatened by climate change, was officially listed as Endangered last month on October 2, 2013. Sadly, the total population is believed to number only a few hundred.