The Indonesian fruit bat is a species of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. As the name suggests, fruit bats are frugivorous. They prefer aromatic fruit, especially mangoes. The bats feed mainly on small fruits by sucking out the juices and soft pulp. They also eat nectar and pollen.
Cynopterus minutes are found in South and Southeast Asia and Indonesia (Borneo). The fruit bats prefer to roost in small groups in trees, under leaves, and in caves. Only male bats are used for taxidermy purposes to allow the females to reproduce.
It weighs between 40 and 50 grams (0.74 and 1.13 oz) and has a wingspan of 25-35cm.
Species: Cynopterus minutes
dome:11” x 14” with Glass
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