Rodriguez flying fox

Rodriguez flying fox

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Subfamily : Pteropodinae
Species : Pteropus rodricensis

 

Which zoos have them?
Dublin Zoo (Ireland)

The Rodrigues flying fox is listed as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Rodriguez flying fox
A Rodriguez flying fox group is called a 'flock'.
Countries
Mauritius
Rodriguez flying fox habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Moist Lowland
Some facts about the
Rodriguez flying fox

Adult weight : 0.35 kg (0.77 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 28 years

Gestation : 198 days

Litter size : 1

Weight at birth : 0.045 kg (0.099 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.255 kg (0.561 lbs)

Temperature : 36.85 °C (98.33 °F)

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Facts about the Rodriguez flying fox

Pteropus rodricensis is a poor flyer in a moderate wind, and many bats torn off their perches by a cyclone would certainly be swept out to sea.

Rodriguez flying fox (Pteropus rodricensis) The Rodriguez flying fox (Pteropus rodricensis) is a critically endangered flying fox (a type of bat with fox-like features belonging to the Suborder Megachiroptera).

The Rodrigues fruit bat, Pteropus rodricensis, is one of the rarest bats in the world!

The Rodriguez flying fox (Pteropus rodricensis) is a critically endangered flying fox (a type of bat with fox-like features belonging to the Suborder Megachiroptera). (Full text)

Description: The Rodriguez flying fox (Pteropus rodricensis) is a critically endangered flying fox (a type of bat with fox-like features belonging to the Suborder Megachiroptera). (Full text)

Rodrigues Flying Fox (Pteropus rodricensis) is found on the Rodrigues Island, in the Indian Ocean off of the island of Madagascar. (Full text)

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