Bats Got A Bad Rap!

With each weekly theme, we will have one post on ecology with regards to the specific theme.

Thanks to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, bats have gotten a really bad rap throughout history.  In actuality, bats are one of the most beneficial species on the planet.

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  • Bats play a crucial role in the health and survival of the rainforests.
  • Bats are major factors in controlling insect populations, pollinating plants and distributing seeds
  • The African Baobab Tree and the Australian Ironwood, are solely dependent on bats for spreading their seeds and for pollination.
  • Bats can help farmers by eating harmful insects, and worms and other bugs which can damage crops.

Thanks to ecology.com for the facts above.

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