Black Flying Fox


1. The m
ammal I chose to study is: Black Flying Fox

2. The common name of my mammal is:

3. The classification of my mammal:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: Pteropus alecto

4. What are some of the animal’s physical adaptations to its environment?

  • It has claws that cling to trees that allow it to pick food off trees.
  • It has wings to fly to the top of trees and get its food.
  • They have echolocation to help them navigate and catch its prey.

5. What are some of the organism’s behavioral adaptations to its environment?
Males will establish territory and will groom themselves on a daily basis.

6. What is the role of your organism in the food chain? Be specific about role as a producer, consumer or decomposer. If a consumer, then describe the food preferences, like herbivore, carnivore or omnivore.
The Flying Fox is a consumer it feeds on fruit and bugs. That also means it is an omnivore. An omnivore is an animal that eats meat and plants.

7. Describe the biome where this organism lives.

The Flying Fox lives in the Deciduous Biome and the Rain Forest Biome. Deciduous Biome can be found in every Continent except Africa.
8. Discuss the status of the species. Is it plentiful, threatened, endangered or extinct?
This animal is plentiful it is rich in species and it is nowhere near to extinction.

9. How do humans impact your organism? (Hot Tip: Think of the HIPPO dilemma – handout)
Humans impact my animal by using bats for pollination. They were also hunted for food, but not anymore.

10. Identify the place(s) on the map where your organism lives. Color in the map accordingly.

11. Amazing facts: