There are 4 species of fruit bats on the island and the Short-nosed fruit Bat is one of them. Its body length measures up to 10 cm. According to the age and sex the intensity of the reddish tinge on the fur on the back and nape varies. Frequently seen in home gardens mostly in the north of the country and is known to roosts on palm trees mostly in small groups. It orientates entirely by vision and may have a keen sense of smell.