Dozens of flying foxes arrive at Lagos Zoo

Lagos Zoo has welcomed a new species to the facility near Lagos, 20 Lyle’s Flying Foxes (Pteropus Lylei).

The flying foxes, of which there are 10 males and 10 female, are the first of their kind to be housed in Portugal and were brought to the zoo from the Bioparque Doué de Fontaine in France.

Classed as megabats, visitors to the zoo will be able to interact with the flying foxes in the ‘walking through Asia’ part of the zoo. A spokesman for Lagos Zoo said: “These bats only feed on nectar and fruit and this year we are celebrating the Year of the Bat and want to demystify the ideas surrounding bats while educating visitors about this species.”