Please note: 
• On Free Fun Friday, August 26, Franklin Park Zoo will close at 4:00 p.m., with the last admission at 3:30 p.m. 
• Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on August 27, vehicular access and parking will be greatly affected around Franklin Park Zoo. Beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m., Peabody Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic, and vehicular access to Franklin Park Zoo will only be available from the Shea Rotary on Morton Street. Parking for Zoo guests will only be available at the Giraffe entrance accessed via Pierpont Road.

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Ruwenzori Long-Haired Fruit Bat

Rousettus lanosus

Ruwenzori Bat Gallery

Photo Credit: Robert Michelson

About the Ruwenzori Long-Haired Fruit Bat

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Class: Mammalia  
Order: Chiroptera 
Family: Pteropodidae 
Genus: Rousettus 
Species: lanosus 

Ruwenzori long-haired fruit bats are one of only a few species of fruit bats that echolocate to
navigate in low light conditions. They create a series of clicks using the back of their tongue.