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Indian flying fox

Tropics·Mammal

Also known as the greater Indian fruit bat, the Indian flying fox is one of the largest bats in the world. It feeds mainly on ripe fruits and while it can be destructive to fruit farms, it is also a very effective pollinator and seed propagator.

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  • Indian flying fox
  • Conservation StatusLeast Concern
  • Life span15-30 years
  • Body size2-3 lbs.
    9 in. long, 5.5 ft. wingspan
  • Native habitat Tropical forests and swamps of South Asia
  • DietMushy fruit, flowers, insects
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