Indian flying fox

Pteropus giganteus

Fascinating Facts


Tropical forests, swamps, and wetlands. They require very large trees as bat colonies live together in huge groups. The most common trees are banyan, tamarind, and fig. Their diet consists mainly of figs, but they supplement with other fruit, flowers, nectar, and occasionally insects.

Status in the Wild

Least Concern – IUCN 2008


Southern Asia

Location in the Zoo

Mammals Zone of the Sculpture Learning Plaza

Animals & Exhibits