Seed Dispersal - Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation

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A great fruit-eating bat (Artibeus lituratus) eating Cecropia obtusifolia fruit in Costa Rica. This is just one of many bat species responsible for dispersing seeds in Latin American rain forests and Cecropia plants are among the most important to early regrowth. Seed Dispersal

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