Rodrigues Fruit Bat Pteropus rodricensis

Rodrigues Flying Fox Bat
Rodrigues Fruit Bat
The Rodrigues Fruit Bat, also called the Rodrigues Flying Fox Bat, is native to the Mauritian island of Rodrigues.
Rodrigues Fruit Bat
Rodrigues Fruit Bat
Rodrigues Fruit Bat
Endemic to their tiny island, the population was down to about 100, decimated by deforestation (human and weather). Conservation and captive breeding/reintroduction programmes are now underway to preserve the species.
Rodrigues Fruit Bat
Rodrigues Fruit Bat
Rodrigues Fruit Bat
Fruit Bats perform a useful role in dispersal of seeds and pollen.
Rodrigues Fruit Bat
Rodrigues Fruit Bat
Rodrigues Fruit Bat