Chiroptera

Pteropodidae Gray, 1821

Taxon Date Location Notes
Lesser Short-nosed Fruit Bat
Cynopterus brachyotis (Müller, 1838)
1960E London International Zoo Yearbook, Vol. 2 (1961) p255.
Greater Short-nosed Fruit Bat
Cynopterus sphinx (Vahl, 1797)
Mar 1872*† London Flower (1929) p74: One born in the Gardens 6 March, 1872.
African Straw-coloured Fruit Bat
Eidolon helvum (Kerr, 1792)
1951 London Zoological Society of London Annual Report 1951, p?. Zoological Society of London: Zoo Life, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Summer 1949), p53: In the Rodent House a collection of six Straw-coloured Fruit Bats (Eidolon helvum) proved to have only one female among them; she chose the only one-eyed male for her mate; and between them they are rearing a sturdy youngster, the first born in the Gardens. Despite this promising start, this birth was listed as not surviving in the 1949 annual report.
Gambian Epauletted Fruit Bat
Epomophorus gambianus (Ogilby, 1835)
1996E Suffolk WP International Zoo Yearbook, Vol. 36 (1998) p490. Banham 1996 dns.
Büttikofer's Epauletted Fruit Bat
Epomops buettikoferi (Matschie, 1899)
1962* London International Zoo Yearbook, Vol. 4 (1963) p222.
Veldkamp's Dwarf Epauletted Fruit Bat
Nanonycteris veldkampii (Jentinck, 1888)
Pre 1972E King's College International Zoo Yearbook, Vol. 13 (1973) p271: ... Rousettus aegyptiacus
and Nanonycteris veldkampi bred freely in two seasons although the latter's young remained rather stunted.
Indian Flying Fox
Pteropus giganteus (Brünnich, 1782)
1923E London Flower (1929) p71: Six born in the Gardens 1923-1927.
Comoro Flying Fox
Pteropus livingstonii Gray, 1866
1995 Jersey International Zoo Yearbook, Vol. 36 (1998) p490. This species is also known as Livingstone's Fruit Bat.
Lyle's Flying Fox
Pteropus lylei K. Andersen, 1908
1997* Banham Banham Zoo (personal communication). Banham 1996 dns.
Grey-headed Flying Fox
Pteropus poliocephalus Temminck, 1825
Oct 1882E London Flower (1929) p72: One born in the Gardens 7 Oct. 1882.
Rodrigues Flying Fox
Pteropus rodricensis Dobson, 1878
Oct 1976
Dec 1977
Jersey1
Jersey2
International Zoo Yearbook, Vol. 20 (1980) p118. [1] Conceived in the wild. [2] The first birth to be conceived at Jersey.
Little Red Fruit Bat
Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862
Sep 2011WinghamPersonal communication.
Large Flying Fox
Pteropus vampyrus (Linnaeus, 1758)
1986E Bristol International Zoo Yearbook, Vol. 28 (1989) p448.
Egyptian Fruit Bat
Rousettus aegyptiacus (E. Geoffroy, 1810)
Feb 1870E London Flower (1929) p70 as R. leachi: Eighty-nine born in the Gardens 1870-1910: born in every month in the year.

Phyllostomidae Gray, 1825

Desmodontinae Bonaparte, 1845

Taxon Date Location Notes
Common Vampire Bat
Desmodus rotundus (E. Geoffroy, 1810)
Feb 1972 London Zoological Society of London Annual Report 1972, p39.

Glossophaginae Bonaparte, 1845

Taxon Date Location Notes
Pallas' Long-tongued Bat
Glossophaga soricina (Pallas, 1766)
ca.2008 Bristol University Bred as part of a research project. The colony was moved to Bristol Zoo in 2010.

Phyllostominae Gray, 1825

Taxon Date Location Notes
Pale Spear-nosed Bat
Phyllostomus discolor Wagner, 1843
1996 Cobham 2 Jim Collins (personal communication).

Carolliinae Miller, 1924

Taxon Date Location Notes
Seba's Short-tailed Bat
Carollia perspicillata (Linnaeus, 1758)
1985 London Zoological Society of London Annual Report 1985-1986, p28.
Zoo Federation News, No. 45, Spring 1986 under Breeding & Husbandry Awards for 1985: First Captive Breeding in the U. K. Progeny reared to independence naturally. Five were born.

Vespertilionidae Gray, 1821

Vespertilioninae Gray, 1821

Taxon Date Location Notes
Common Serotine Bat
Eptesicus serotinus (Schreber, 1774)
1967 London Wellcome International Zoo Yearbook, Vol. 10 (1970) p67. Conceived in the wild.
Noctule Bat
Nyctalus noctula (Schreber, 1774)
1966 London Wellcome Zoological Society of London Annual Report 1966, p29: ... two noctules were born and raised. The 1966 birth was conceived in the wild; the first birth to be conceived at London occurred in 1967.
Common Pipistrelle
Pipistrellus pipistrellus (Schreber, 1774)
1967 London Wellcome International Zoo Yearbook, Vol. 10 (1970) p67. Conceived in the wild.
Brown Long-eared Bat
Plecotus auritus (Linnaeus, 1758)
1967 London Wellcome International Zoo Yearbook, Vol. 10 (1970) p67. Conceived in the wild.

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