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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 9, NO. 4 Winter 1991


In flight meal service

Fruit bats, also known as flying foxes, are vital seed-dispersers in many parts of Africa (story, page 8). Yet these gentle animals are persecuted as nuisances and many populations are declining. Because most produce only one pup each year, recovery from decimated populations is slow. This Gambian epauleted bat (Epomophorus gambianus) mother carries her nursing young as she flies out to feed at night.

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All articles in this issue:
ON THE COVER
BCI Hosts Bat Research Symposium
Following the Nectar Trail
On Fruits, Seeds, and Bats
Into the Rain Forest
THE BAT AMBASSADORS
Director of Education Attends Conference in Costa Rica
Arizona Bat Colony Vandals Apprehended
IN TRIBUTE. Luis Facundo Bacardi: 1944-1991
BCI Receives Awards
WISH LIST
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In flight meal service

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