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flying fox

includes gray-headed flying fox; see chiroptera.
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And flying foxes disperse seeds so they're really important for ecosystems," the BBC quoted Klose as saying.
Our serologic study confirms the presence in Cambodia of antibodies to a NiV-like virus among Lyle's Flying Foxes (P.
Existing double-fencing had already prevented the public from having direct contact with flying foxes in the enclosure.
A colony of gray-headed flying foxes, a fruit bat with wings that span over three feet, will be the first animals introduced to the exhibit in September.
8), you learned that spectacled flying foxes are bats.
This slice of Australia in Baltimore will offer visitors a truly immersive experience: as they walk through the bottom of the gorge, they will come nose to nose with free-roaming lizards basking on rocky cliffs, see colorful birds swooping and squawking overhead, perhaps feel a squirt of water as an archer fish hunts for its food, view flying foxes hanging from cliffside trees and appreciate the thick acrylic that separates them from the freshwater crocodiles and venomous death adder snakes.
The stock of animals is still being built up, but lemurs, tortoises, flying foxes, birds and insects have already found a new home in this zoo.
Fruit bats--known as flying foxes and common in Southeast Asia--can carry the virus without being sickened by it.
Nipah is naturally found in the fruit-eating flying foxes, which feasted on the mangoes planted by farmers.
We appreciate the significant impact flying foxes have had on some towns across Queensland and these new measures will make it easier for local communities to minimise those problems, Mr Powell said.
There is also a section on wild life, such as echidnas, possums, wombats and flying foxes.