May 2019: Livingstone’s Flying Fox

Livingstone’s Flying Fox (Pteropus livingstonii)

Throughout the month of May 2019, FaunaFocus will feature its first bat, the Livingstone’s flying fox!

The Livingstone’s flying fox is an Old World fruit bat, or megabat, and is one of the largest and most endangered of the bat species. Endemic to only two islands of the Comoros island chain, just off the coast of Africa, this herbivorous frugivore resides in forests and is threatened by habitat loss and human influences. This species is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.



Create art inspired by the Livingstone’s flying fox and share it in the FaunaFocus Discord Server or on social media with #faunafocus. Learn about more ways to get involved with FaunaFocus!


Event Date Time (CDT)
Free-For-All: Deadline May 29 12:00 pm
Free-For-All: Livestream May 30 7:00 pm


Image | © Ben J Charles (CharlieJB), All Rights Reserved


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