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Feed flying foxesin Kandy, Sri Lanka

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Indian flying foxes are gregarious. They are friendly with people, but pitiless to sweet mango fruits.
How to feed flying foxes in Kandy
Indian mega bats, or flying foxes (reddish brown fur and snout of flying foxes are very similar with foxes) are active by night and go into hibernation by day - they hang head down on Bengal ficus rolling themselves into cocoon of their own wings.

They may seem to be flesh-eaters (sharp fangs, claws), but in fact they eat only fruit flesh and flower dust - feed mango or banana to them.

Peradeniya, Indian flying fox could weight up to 1 kilo, its wingspan is up to 1.5 meters, Kandy
Photo: Peradeniya, Indian flying fox could weight up to 1 kilo, its wingspan is up to 1.5 meters

How to do?

1. You can find bunches of hanging flying foxes all around the island. Most of them fly here to get safe overnight stop in Royal Botanic Gardens Peradeniya in the outskirts of Kandy.

Peradeniya, Overnight stay of the indian flying foxes in Royal Botanic Garden, Kandy
Photo: Peradeniya, Overnight stay of the indian flying foxes in Royal Botanic Garden

2. Indian flying foxes are active by night, but the botanic garden is open only till 17.30. Come here earlier when there are no so many tourists and you can easily reach the fig trees and flying foxes. Bring some soft fruits for the animals, but be careful while feeding - flying foxes have sharp claws.

Where to do?

#2Royal Botanic GardensRoyal Botanic Gardens

In the garden grow more than 100 species of tropical orchids, coconut alley and Ceylon iron tree, planted by Nicholas II.

Location: Paradeniya
Open hours: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: +94 81 2388088
Official website: http://www.botanicgardens.gov.lk/?page_id=4359

When to do?

The Botanic garden is open daily from 7.30 till 17.00.

How much?

Adult entry ticket is 1500 Rupees, school children and student tickets are 1000 Rupees, tickets for children under 12 - 750 Rupees.

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Guest22 October 2019

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