The ISLAND FLYING FOX BAT, Pteropus hypomelanus, also called the SMALL or VARIABLE Flying Fox Bat, is the smallest of the megabats in the Flying Fox fruit bat group and
is native to South-east Asia including mainland Malaysia, Thailand and Indochina as well as islands such as Indonesia, the Philippines, the Maldives and Papua New Guinea, among others.
Unlike the "microbats," the vegetarian Fruit Bats don't use echolocation but rely on smell and eyesight. They perform a useful role in dispersal of seeds and pollen.
The RODRIGUES FLYING FOX BAT, Pteropus rodricensis, also called Rodrigues Fruit Bat, is native to the Mauritian island of Rodrigues.
The LITTLE RED FLYING FOX BAT, Pteropus scapulatus, is native to northern and eastern Australia and is the smallest of the mainland Flying Fox species.
It has reddish-brown body fur and pinkish wings but a dark face. They live in large, nomadic flocks which travel great distances in search of fruit, pollen and nectar, particularly eucalyptus.
SEBA'S SHORT-TAILED BAT, Carollia perspicillata, is a microbat and while it
eats fruit it is not a "fruit bat" and also eats pollen and insects. It is native to Central and South America. IT IS TEMPORARILY PARKED HERE, AWAITING THE