Indian Flying Fox

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Indian Flying Fox

Pteropus giganteus
The Indian flying fox roosts in large colonies, of up to 1,000 individuals, during the day. Just after sunset, it heads out to forage for ripe fruits such as figs and mangos and blooming flowers. As the bat feeds and flies throughout the forest, it pollinates and disperses seeds, helping to regenerate plant growth in the ecosystem.
Fact file:

Length: Up to 1 ft

Wingspan: Up to 5.5 ft

Weight: 2 to 3 lbs

Lifespan: 15 to 31 yrs

Habitat: Tropical forest and wetland

Diet: Primarily fruit and flowers (juice and nectar), some insects

Current Range: Southern Asia