Conservation - Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation

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Even in cities like Abidjan in Ivory Coast, Straw-colored fruit bats (Eidolon helvum) are intensely hunted by teenage boys who earn a good income selling them for people to eat. Though over hunting poses a threat to these bats' survival, there is no evidence that the people who eat them contract diseases as a result.

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