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Fruit Bat

Fruit Bat

Laltóg Meas

Pteropus Rodricensis


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!

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