The African straw-colored fruit bat is the second largest bat on the African continent and the most widely distributed of the African fruit bats.

Their long, pointed wings are built for endurance and make them strong fliers. Their wingspan can reach up to three feet and this trait allows them to travel long distances. Colonies of African straw-colored fruit bats can range anywhere from thousands to even millions! Their large colonies can be found in many areas such as trees, rocks, and caves.

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Location: Temporarily off exhibit

Arrived at EPZ: 06/19/2014