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Something strange about this picture? Perhaps the fruit bat shown isn’t standing, but hanging upside down and the photo is actually turned upside down. “For me, the bats became more engaging” that way, Flach explains. (Photo by Tim Flach)
Fruit and nectar bats bring us approximately 450 commercial products and over 80 different medicines through seed dispersal and pollination. Up to 98% of all rainforest regrowth comes from seeds that have been spread by fruit bats. Insect-eating bats are literal vacuum cleaners of the night skies, eating millions upon millions of harmful bugs. They protect us by eating insect-pests that destroy crops as well as insects that cause human disease.