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Flying- Fox

Genus Pteropus

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Description

The family is composed of

41 genera and about
170 species.

They are also called
fruit bats, old world fruit...
The smallest
species is

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2.4 in long

and the largest
attain a wingspan of

5.6 ft.

The giant

golden-...
Location

They are found throughout tropical and sub-tropical Asia and Australia
and on islands of the Indian and western ...
Behavior
Flying-foxes are
intelligent, social
and nocturnal.

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Senses
Their sense of smell is

excellent

Unlike the little bats, flying-foxes

do not use echolocation.
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They are vocal animals; more than
30 different calls have been
recorded in some species.

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Diet
They are frugivorous
and nectarivorous.
All species of flying foxes only feed
on nectar, blossom, pollen, and fruit.

...
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Many species form harems
consisting of 1 dominant male
and up to 37 females.
Bachelor males roost
separ...
Average of 15
years in the wild.
Up to 30 in captivity.
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*

Interesting Fact

Never handle a flying-fox. A
small percentage of bats
carry a disease that can be
passed to humans

On...
Predators
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Birds of prey, snakes, lizards and human. Larger species
of flying foxes are hunted for their ...
!

Conservation Status
5 extinct

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10 species
as critically
endangered

39 species
19 species as 15 spec...
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  1. 1. Flying- Fox Genus Pteropus BioExpedition.com
  2. 2. Description The family is composed of 41 genera and about 170 species. They are also called fruit bats, old world fruit bats or megabats. BioExpedition.com
  3. 3. The smallest species is BioExpedition.com 2.4 in long and the largest attain a wingspan of 5.6 ft. The giant golden-crowned flying fox (Acerodon jubatus) is one of the largest species of bat in the world.
  4. 4. Location They are found throughout tropical and sub-tropical Asia and Australia and on islands of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans. BioExpedition.com Habitat Tropical forests and swamps.
  5. 5. Behavior Flying-foxes are intelligent, social and nocturnal. BioExpedition.com
  6. 6. Senses Their sense of smell is excellent Unlike the little bats, flying-foxes do not use echolocation. BioExpedition.com
  7. 7. They are vocal animals; more than 30 different calls have been recorded in some species. BioExpedition.com
  8. 8. Diet They are frugivorous and nectarivorous. All species of flying foxes only feed on nectar, blossom, pollen, and fruit. BioExpedition.com
  9. 9. BioExpedition.com Many species form harems consisting of 1 dominant male and up to 37 females. Bachelor males roost separately. After five months of pregnancy, the female gives birth to a single offspring. Reproduction
  10. 10. Average of 15 years in the wild. Up to 30 in captivity. BioExpedition.com
  11. 11. * Interesting Fact Never handle a flying-fox. A small percentage of bats carry a disease that can be passed to humans Only experienced and vaccinated people can touch fruit bats. BioExpedition.com
  12. 12. Predators BioExpedition.com Birds of prey, snakes, lizards and human. Larger species of flying foxes are hunted for their meat.
  13. 13. ! Conservation Status 5 extinct BioExpedition.com 10 species as critically endangered 39 species 19 species as 15 species as endangered near threatened as vulnerable
  14. 14. FIND US... WWW.BATWORLDS.COM FACEBOOK.COM/BIOEXPEDITION TWITTER.COM/BIOEXPEDITION YOUTUBE.COM/BIOEXPEDITION PINTEREST.COM/BIOEXPEDITION BIOEXPEDITION.COM/ COPYRIGHT © 2013
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