Conservation - Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation

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Straw-colored fruit bats (Eidolon helvum) are heavily hunted for human food across much of Africa. These teenage boys earn a living hunting bats in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Over- hunting poses a seious threat to remaining populations. However, the fact that people who eat these bats, do so without harm argues against recent speculation of their potentially transmitting scary diseases. Conservation

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