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Ruwenzori Long-Haired Fruit Bat

CONSERVATION STATUS : LEAST CONCERN
COMMON EXTINCT
Classification:

Order: Chiroptera
Genus & Species: Rousettus lanosus      
Family: Pteropodidae

Status:

Listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.

Range:

Uganda and northeastern Republic of the Congo.

Habitat:

Caves, rock crevices, abandoned buildings, and roosting trees, where fruit trees are within flying distance.

Activity:

Early evening and night, but occasionally fly around in the daytime.

Diet:

Primarily fruits, but also juicy leaves and nectar-bearing flowers.