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Merlin Tuttle entering a giant baobab tree in Zimbawe in search of horseshoe bats. Some of the world's largest tropical tree species appear to benefit from becoming hollow early, thus attracting bats whose dropping fertilize further growth. This tree was 98 feet in circumference and sheltered several species of bats. Field Work
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