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This adult male little epauletted fruit bat (Epomophorous labiatus) has his cheek pouches full of ripe figs in Kenya. Epauletted bats are essential seed dispersers and pollinators in African forests and savannahs.
Males appear to use these pouches primarily to enhance their courtship songs.
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Here a mixture of newly flying pups (gray) and adult females (rusty red) gather in the entrance of Bracken Cave, their home in Texas. Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis)