Fruit Bat Pollinating Banana

Fruit Bat Pollinating Banana

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Credit: MERLIN TUTTLE/BCI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Greater short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus sphinx) on a banana plant in southeast Asia. The banana is a prime example of a bat-dependent plant. Pollen will be carried on the bat's fur to the next plant, thus achieving cross-pollination.

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