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See Live Bats on Exhibit

Bat exhibits

(All information has been provided by the institutions named. Before visiting please contact the institution to verify the current accuracy of the information. BCI is not responsible for inaccuracies. To have your AZA institution added to this list contact us.)

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo: Indian fruit bats (Pteropus giganteus)

Brevard Zoo (Florida) advertises that they have on exhibit two species of bats: Straw-Coloured Fruit Bat and Island Flying Fox

California Science Center: pallid bats (Antrozous pallius)

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: Dog-faced Fruit Bat (Cynopterus brachyotis), Large Flying Fox (Pteropus vampyrus), Little Golden-mantled Flying Fox (Pteropus pumilus)

El Paso Zoo: four female flying foxes

Ellen Trout Zoo:Artibeus jamaicensis and pteropus

Houston Zoo: Seba’s short-tailed fruit bat, Pallas’ long-tongued nectar bat, Jamaican Fruit bat, Straw colored fruit bat, Indian flying fox

Lake Superior Zoo: short-tailed fruit bat (Carollia perspicillata) and Straw colored fruit bats (Eidolon helvum)

Oklahoma City Zoo: Seba’s short-tailed bats, Carollia perspicillata

Oakland Zoo advertises that they exhibit 19 male Malayan Flying Foxes (Pteropus vampyrus) and 11 male Island Flying Foxes (Pteropus hypomelanus)

Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park: Egyptian fruit bat colony

San Antonio Zoological Society: short-tailed fruit bats (Carollia perspicillata)

Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo has a group of Rodrigues Island fruit bats in free flight in Australia House and a group of vampire bats in the Coast exhibit

San Diego Zoo Safari Park currently has 5 male and 8 female Rodrigues Fruit bats and are expecting pups very soon

Memphis Zoo in Memphis, Tennessee, has Rousettus bats, Seba's Short-tailed bats, Vampire bats, and Egyptian fruit bats 

Taipei Zoo, Taiwan: Bats have been found to live in several areas of the zoo, including the zoo's forests, bamboo groves, underground tunnels and culverts, and bat houses. There are 10 bat species found in Taipei Zoo belonging to 3 families and 8 genera: Formosan greater horseshoe bat Rhinolophus formosae, Formosan lesser horseshoe bat Rhinolophus monoceros, Formosan leaf-nosed bat Hipposideros armiger terasensis, Horikawa's brown bat Eptesicus serotinus horikawai, Watase's myotis Myotis ruforniger watasei, Japanese pipistrelle Pipistrellus abramus, Formosan woolly bat Kerivoula sp., Taiwanese long-tailed myotis Myotis sp., Formosan tube-nosed bat Murina puta, Schreibers's long-fingered bat Miniopterus schreibersii. Visit their website here.

Mesker Park Zoo: Pallas’s Long-Tongued bats – Glossophaga soricina, Egyptian Fruit Bats – Rousettus aegyptiacus, and Jamaican Fruit Bats - Artibeus jamaicensis
Zoo New England, Franklin Park Zoo: straw-colored fruit bats & ruwenzori fruit bats
Zoo New England, Stone Zoo: seba's bats

Indianapolis Zoo: 18 African Straw-coloured Fruit Bats (Eidolon helvum) and 24 Small Flying Foxes (Pteropus hypomelanus)

Louisville Zoo: 40 Vampire Bats and 11 Rodrigues Fruit Bats
The Wildlife Conservation and Education Center (New Jersey) exhibits Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus), Straw-coloured fruit bats (Eidolon helvum), and Indian flying foxes (Pteropus giganteus)
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Last Updated: Friday, 30 August 2013
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