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Rodrigues Flying Fox Animal Images

Rodrigues Flying Fox Animal

Length: 35 cm (14 in) 

Tail: None

Weight: 250-275 g

Social unit: Variable

Status: Critically endangered

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Formerly, the daytime roosts or “camps” of this flying fox contained more than 500 individuals. Due to habitat loss, through storm damage and human intervention, and also local hunting for food, the species currently numbers about 4,000 in the wild. Several centres, however, have established successful captive breeding programmes. At night, the bats forage in dry woodland for fruit of various trees, such as tamarinds, rose-apples, mangoes, palms, and figs. Like many other fruit bats, they squeeze out the juices and soft pulp, rarely swallowing the harder parts. Observations in captivity show that each dominant male gathers a harem of up to 10 females, with which he roosts and mates. Subordinate and immature males tend to roost in another part of the camp.

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Rodrigues Flying Fox Animal Facts with Images

Rodrigues Flying Fox Animal Facts with Photos

Rodrigues Flying Fox Animal Facts with Pictures

Rodrigues Flying Fox Animal Facts

Rodrigues Flying Fox Animal Images

Rodrigues Flying Fox Animal Photos

Rodrigues Flying Fox Animal Pics

Rodrigues Flying Fox Animal Pictures

Rodrigues Flying Fox Animal

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