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Geoffroy's rousette

Geoffroy's rousette
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Copyright: Czaldy Garrote (Muscovado) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 16] (119)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-29
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-09 0:14
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The cave in Samal Island is the world's biggest colony of fruit bats. there are 1.8 million estimated fruit bats roosting in this cave according the Bat Conservation International.
Geoffroy's rousette feed on fruits and nectars. Their role as pollinators and seed dispersers are very essential in sustaining the forests.

Each bat consumes 11⁄2 to 3 times its body weight nightly in fruit and nectar. This colony could consume 550 tons (500,000 kilograms) of nectar from durian and other trees, pollinating an incredible number of flowers.

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That's an awful lot of bats!:)

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