• Livingstone’s Flying Fox

    The Livingstone’s flying fox can be long-lived in captivity, but its longevity isn’t well-documented and is estimated to be 15-30 years based on other Pteropus species.

  • Livingstone’s Flying Fox

    Although preyed on by arboreal snakes and raptors, the Livingstone’s flying fox’s primary predators are humans, both for food and as a secondary result of forest destruction.

  • Livingstone’s Flying Fox

    Although the Livingstone’s flying fox does not occur in any protected areas, critical roosting habitat at 7 vital roost sites has been identified as a key goal in a conservation action plan.

  • Livingstone’s Flying Fox

    The Livingstone’s flying fox has not been recorded in low elevations in the past 5 years and has retreated to higher elevations as nearly all of its native lower-elevation forests have been lost to habitat change.

  • Livingstone’s Flying Fox

    Livingstone’s flying foxes breed from January-June and give birth to a single young in July-October after a gestation of 4-6 months.

  • Livingstone’s Flying Fox

    Global climate change could negatively affect the availability of suitable roosting habitat for the Livingstone’s flying fox.

  • Livingstone’s Flying Fox

    There is no information on the Livingstone’s flying fox’s home range, but it’s known to be non-migratory.

  • Livingstone’s Flying Fox

    Livingstone’s flying foxes prefer to roost and forage in emergent trees, primarily on steep-sided valleys with southeast facing slopes, near ridge tops and in areas generally associated with dense natural vegetation.

  • Livingstone’s Flying Fox

    Like other pteropodids, Livingstone’s flying foxes are nocturnal, active in the evening and at night when foraging for fruit.

  • Livingstone’s Flying Fox

    There is an active captive-breeding program for the Livingstone’s flying fox that has increased the captive population from 17 to 59 individuals across four different institutions.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the WWF Wild-Livestream these past few weeks! FaunaFocus collectively raised $750.00 to help increase the population of endangered tigers! The month’s not over yet and there’s still ways to help. Help further support the World Wide Fund for Nature’s vital work by donating your finished wildlife art: photographs, artwork, media, etc. All animal works are welcome, especially those featuring this month’s FaunaFocus, the tiger! If… Read More

The FaunaFocus 24-Hour Charity Host Train has come to an end! FaunaFocus partnered with the WWF-Australia‘s Wild-Livestream event and featured 11 different artists on Twitch Creative over the course of 24 hours spanning the entirety of Tuesday, September 12th. Each artist created artwork inspired by the endangered tiger species and several different media and styles were represented. Together, viewers and artists were able to surpass the original goal of $200 and raised… Read More

FaunaFocus is hosting its first charity event on Tuesday, September 12th, a 24-Hour Charity Host Train taking place on Twitch! FaunaFocus is teaming up with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help save the endangered tiger species. The event will start Tuesday morning at 12:00am (midnight) Central Daylight Time and continue for a full 24 hours. 11 different artists will be featured, each creating artwork inspired by the tiger and helping to… Read More

FaunaFocus is hosting its first charity event during the first half of September! FaunaFocus is teaming up with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help save the endangered tiger species.   WWF Wild-Livestream 2017 FaunaFocus will be participating in the WWF Wild-Livestream 2017 campaign on Tiltify from September 1st to September 15th, 2017. Donations can be made on the FaunaFocus Tiltify page and all proceeds will benefit the World Wildlife Foundation’s tiger… Read More

Tiger (Panthera tigris)

Denise Kristin (DeniseThePleb)

The August Free-For-All deadline has been extended from Wednesday, August 30th at 3:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT that same day.  The Free-For-All judging livesteam will remain at the same time: Wednesday, August 30th, at 9:00 p.m. CDT. In addition to this, August’s Free-For-All winner will be able to choose October’s featured #FaunaFocus animal of the month! September’s featured animal has already been selected for a special event that will be announced… Read More

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

Sofera

Vaquita (Phocoena sinus)

Zoe

Do you think you know the ocellated turkey? Test your knowledge of ocellated turkey FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz! Click on an answer choice to receive instant feedback. Red answers are incorrect, but allow you to continue guessing. Green answers are correct and will provide additional explanatory information. Sometimes more than one answer is correct! Learn More About the Ocellated Turkey | Play on Quizizz How much did you know about the… Read More

Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata)

Shane S. (Yodeldog)

Do you think you know the aardwolf? Test your knowledge of aardwolf FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz! Click on an answer choice to receive instant feedback. Red answers are incorrect, but allow you to continue guessing. Green answers are correct and will provide additional explanatory information. Sometimes more than one answer is correct! Learn More About the Aardwolf | Play on Quizizz How much did you know about the aardwolf? Share your… Read More

Aardwolf (Proteles cristata)

The FaunaFocus Twitch Stream Team is live! Request an invite if you are interested in joining the team. Anyone with a Twitch username is welcome to join, whether you broadcast or not. All that’s required is an interest in wildlife! Once an invite has been sent, accept it in your Twitch Channel Settings.

Which animal species will become our first #FaunaFocus for the month of May 2017?! Check out the May 2017 #FaunaFocus Poll where you can vote for multiple animals and even add your own species idea. Feel free to share the poll and campaign for your favorite species!