The Rodrigues flying fox or Rodrigues fruit bat (Pteropus rodricensis) is a species of bat in the family Pteropodidae, the flying foxes or fruit bats. It is endemic to Ecology · Status · Zoos. Family: Pteropodidae (42 genera of flying foxes, the Old World fruit bats) English: Flying fox, Rodrigues fruit bat, Rodriquez flying fox; Spanish: Zorro Volador Native Name: Translates as ''Golden Bat''. Of the approximate 1, species of bat that live worldwide, the Rodrigues fruit bat was until recently one of the most endangered. In its native habitat on the. Rodrigues Fruit Bats come from the tiny island of Rodrigues and are critically endangered. ZSL London Zoo has a colony of them in Fruit Bat Forest, which are. The Rodrigues fruit bat is endemic to the island of Rodrigues in the Western Indian Ocean, and is one of the most endangered species of bats, in large part. The Rodrigues fruit bats are an endangered species who are very social and tend to live in the tallest trees in the forest!