Meet Our Animals > Straw-colored Fruit Bat
Quick Facts
Native to Southwestern Arabian Peninsula, Africa south of the Sahara, Ethiopia, Egypt, and Madagascar.
Primary Diet Juicy fruits, flowers, nectar, buds and young leaves of the silk-cotton tree, and pollen.
Adult Weight 8 to 12 ounces
Lifespan 15 years
Status Stable

Straw-colored Fruit Bat

Their wingspan is 30-36 inches.  Their wings are long and narrow, allowing them to fly long distances and not expend too much energy by flapping them a lot.


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