Flight - Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation

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Approximately a million Cuban Flower Bats (Phyllonycteris poeyi), this one emerging, rear their young in Cueva del los Majaes. Passages in this huge cave often exceed 60 feet in diameter, and air temperatures may exceed 110 degrees F. An estimated dozen or more species inhabit the cave, with the total bat population estimated in milllions, though accurate counts are impossible. Just the nectar-eating bats from this cave likely pollinate 10's of millions of flowers in a single night, having enormous ecological and economic impact. Flight

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