Flying Foxes - The largest bats in the world
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Flying fox! Facts about these impressive megabats: http://www.batworlds.com/

Flying fox! Facts about these impressive megabats: http://www.batworlds.com/
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  • Flying- Fox Genus Pteropus BioExpedition.com
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Behavior Flying-foxes are intelligent, social and nocturnal. BioExpedition.com
  • Senses Their sense of smell is excellent Unlike the little bats, flying-foxes do not use echolocation. BioExpedition.com
  • They are vocal animals; more than 30 different calls have been recorded in some species. BioExpedition.com
  • Diet They are frugivorous and nectarivorous. All species of flying foxes only feed on nectar, blossom, pollen, and fruit. BioExpedition.com
  • 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
  • Average of 15 years in the wild. Up to 30 in captivity. BioExpedition.com
  • * 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
  • Predators BioExpedition.com Birds of prey, snakes, lizards and human. Larger species of flying foxes are hunted for their meat.
  • ! Conservation Status 5 extinct BioExpedition.com 10 species as critically endangered 39 species 19 species as 15 species as endangered near threatened as vulnerable
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