Where Do Flying Foxes Live?

Flying foxes, which are actually bats, live in Australia. Little red flying foxes are found in most parts of that country, except the central and southern sections. Grey flying foxes make their homes in the Northeast.

Little reds are tree bats that inhabit a number of Australian habitats, such as swamps, mangrove forests and bamboo groves. However, these flying foxes prefer eucalyptus trees. Because of the bats' fondness for these trees, the flyers are found further inland than any other bat species.

Groups of grey flying foxes live in or near Australian rain forests. Some colonies have as many as one million bats. As deforestation occurs and living space is reduced, other colonies take in bats that must relocate.