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Rodrigues Fruit Bats

Pteropus rodricensis

About the Rodrigues Fruit Bats

Sometimes known as flying foxes because of their fox-like face, their fur can vary in colour from golden brown to almost black. Their bare black wings can have a span of up to one metre.

Habitat and Distribution

Rodrigues fruit bats are only found in forests on the island of Rodrigues, near Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.

Family Information

Fruit bats live in large colonies; within these colonies males establish small colonies containing several females. Fruit bats have one baby at a time; these are born covered in fur and drink milk – just like other mammals.

Conservation Status: Endangered

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