Fruit BatLaltóg Meas
Indian Ocean island of Rodrigues-rainforest
Scientific Name: Pteropus rodricensis
IUCN status: Critically endangered
Habitat: Indian Ocean island of Rodrigues–rainforest
Diet: Frugivore – fruits, eucalyptus, flowers
Due to clearing of their rainforest habitat and cyclones, Rodrigues’ fruit bats (also know as ‘flying fox’ bats) almost became extinct in the 1970s with less than 100 recorded on the small island of Rodrigues. More than 40 of these bats have
been born at Dublin Zoo.
Did you know?
Keeper’s Secret Bats are the only mammals that can truly fly!