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2012-01-05 14:05:00

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles. Be sure to visit http://wildexplorer.org to get your wild animal fix! Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 The Rodrigues fruit bat is the most endangered bat in the world, and 13 of them are now featured in the bat exhibit at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The exhibit will help facilitate the breeding of this critically endangered species while...

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Rodrigues Flying Fox, Pteropus rodricensis
2012-06-14 21:30:21

The Rodrigues flying fox (Pteropus rodricensis) is a mega bat that is native to the island of Rodrigues, one of many islands in the Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. It is also known as the Rodrigues Fruit Bat. It prefers habitats within moist tropical low land forests. The Rodrigues flying fox has an average body length of 2.9 feet and can weigh up to 12.3 ounces. It is a social bat and will live in large colonies.  Observations of captive colonies have shown that dominant males within a...

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