|Copyright: Czaldy Garrote (Muscovado)
|Date Taken: 2008-07-29|
|Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-08-09 0:14|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The cave in Samal Island is the world's biggest colony of fruit bats. there are 1.8 million estimated fruit bats roosting in this cave according the Bat Conservation International.|
Geoffroy's rousette feed on fruits and nectars. Their role as pollinators and seed dispersers are very essential in sustaining the forests.
Each bat consumes 11⁄2 to 3 times its body weight nightly in fruit and nectar. This colony could consume 550 tons (500,000 kilograms) of nectar from durian and other trees, pollinating an incredible number of flowers.
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