Kruger Park Mammals - Fruit Bats
There are 3 species of Fruit Bats that call the Kruger National Park home. Fruit bats are quite large (Can weigh up to 1.5 kilograms) and are often referred to as flying foxes. Fruit Bats do not have a tail, or have a short tail barely distinguishable.
Kruger National Park Fruit Bat Distribution
Fruit Bats require areas where trees bare fruit all year long, the areas listed below are where the Kruger's Fruit Bat species occur more commonly:
The Kruger's Fruit Bat Species
Below is a list of all the Fruit Bat species that occur in the Kruger National Park:
- Peter's Epaulette Fruit Bat (Epomophorus crypturus)
- Wahlberg's Epaulette Fruit Bat (Epomophorus wahlbergi)
- Egyptian Fruit Bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus)
Kruger's Fruit Bat Gallery
Wahlberg's Epaulette Fruit Bat sleeping at Biyamiti, Kruger National Park.
Wahlberg's Epaulette Fruit Bat in Skukuza, Kruger National Park.