Egyptian Fruit Bat

Egyptian Fruit Bat

Fruit bats are in the “megabat” family. Unlike most megabats, the Egyptian fruit bats uses echo-location for navigating in darkness. They produce sounds with their tongues that resemble a series of clicks to the human ear.

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Overview

Thank you for helping us dramatically transform the nationally recognized Rosamond Gifford Zoo into a pre-eminent, progressive zoo of the twenty-first century. As of April 5, 2012 Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo exceeded its fundraising goal by raising $1,730,711.

Conserving What We Love: The Campaign for Elephants & Primates - Part I

Capital Campaign Video

Our next stage of growth includes three projects:


ASIAN ELEPHANT PRESERVE a new home for the zoo's nationally recognized Asian elephant program, that will give our zoo the distinction of having one of the top five programs in the country.

PRIMATE PARK a new outdoor exhibit for several primate species.

GATHERINGS a renovated "green" gathering space for zoo visitors.

Great cities are built upon great institutions and their attractions.  The Rosamond Gifford Zoo's new projects are an important foundation for the continued growth of our park, county and region.  Imagine our community's pride in having such a world class zoo.

Conserving What We Love: The Campaign for Elephants & Primates - Part II

Capital Campaign Video