Green Planet Welcomes The First Flying Foxes in The ME

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 20 September 2022
Green Planet Welcomes The First Flying Foxes in The ME
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Dubai’s The Green Planet, is hosting flying foxes – one of the largest 'megabat' species in the world capable of sustained flight since September 16 2022.

The flying foxes will be living alongside lemurs, sloths and parrots, and guests can witness them flying freely across the enclosed biodome. Visitors will be able to engage and take pictures with the animals, and learn more about these super social folks commonly known as Malaysian flying foxes.

The animals can have a wingspan of 1.8m or more; the wingspan of the flying foxes arriving at The Green Planet will be up to 1m, and they will weigh up to 1kg.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently evaluated their species as nearly threatened. With a body length of 27-38cm, they have an average life span of 15 years in the wild. However, under human care, they can live up to 30 years; the Green Planet’s conservation efforts will form part of crucial global work to protect the species.