Rodrigues Fruit Bat (Pteropus rodricensis)
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Family: Pteropodidae ("flying foxes," Old World fruit bats)
Genus: Pteropus - flying foxes
Species: Pteropus rodricensis - Rodrigues fruit bat, Rodrigues flying fox
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© 2010-2019 San Diego Zoo Global. Population estimates and IUCN Status updated Feb 2019. Husbandry information updated Mar 2019.
How to cite: Rodrigues Fruit Bat (Pteropus rodricensis) Fact Sheet. c2010-2019. San Diego (CA): San Diego Zoo Global; [accessed YYYY Mmm dd]. http://ielc.libguides.com/sdzg/factsheets/ rodriguesfruitbat
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Thank you to Todd Ryan for sharing his knowledge of bat husbandry for the Managed Care section of this fact sheet.
Todd Ryan, Senior Keeper at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, has provided care for Rodrigues Fruit Bats since the Nairobi Village Bat House opened in 2011. He has worked as a mammals keeper at the Safari Park for 12 years and previously worked in animal husbandry at SeaWorld (San Diego) for 10 years. Mr. Ryan is part of the team that cares for the mammals of Nairobi Village.