Forests in Mexico, Central and South America
Location in the Zoo
John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo
Cool Animal Fact
They eat fruit and insects, serving to keep insect populations down and serving as seed dispersers for native plants.
How We Help Save Them
We provide equipment, salaries and support for bat conservation staff in Rwanda.
- They fitted 16 GPS monitors on straw-colored fruit bats to better monitor and understand their movements in 2019
- 4 bat houses were built to provide safe, alternative roosting sites for bats in Africa