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An adult male Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat (Epomophorus wahlbergi) with his cheek pouches full of figs in Kenya. These bats can carry tens of thousands of seeds to new locations in a single night. However, the primary purpose of pouches in males of this species appears to be more related to call enhancement during courtship. Portraits, Seed Dispersal, Courtship