Seed Dispersal - Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation

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A Peter's dwarf epauletted fruit bat (Micropteropus pusillus) approaching ripe figs in Ivory Coast. Small fruit bats provide invaluable reforestation, accounting for 95% of initial seed dispersl into clearings. Worldwide, bats are primary dispersers of wild figs.

10724051982AfricaIvory CoastPeter's Dwarf Epauletted Fruit Bat Micropteropus pusillusflightflying to figsecond batchseed dispersal