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Individual study: Hand rearing infant bats: little golden mantled flying fox (Pteropus pumilus) at Lubee Bat Conservancy and associated vitamin C deficiency

Published source details

Pope B. (2010) Hand rearing infant bats: little golden mantled flying fox (Pteropus pumilus) at Lubee Bat Conservancy and associated vitamin C deficiency. Pages 397-406 in: S. Barnard (ed.) Bats in Captivity Volume 2: Aspects of Rehabilitation. Logos Press, Washington D.C..


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Breed bats in captivity Bat Conservation

A study in 1991–2005 at a zoo in Florida, USA (Pope 2010) found that over 13 years 63 little golden-mantled flying foxes Pteropus pumilus were born in captivity, 45 of which survived their first year after birth. In 1991, seven male and six female bats were either imported or donated to establish a breeding colony. Breeding was initiated every year in 1992–2005. In 2005, breeding was temporarily stopped and individual bats were loaned to other institutions to reduce the population.

(Summarised by Anna Berthinussen)