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Fruit Bat Population on Rise, Caves Needed

Fruit Bat Population on Rise, Caves Needed
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An overcrowded, record-breaking colony of fruit bats in the Philippines is causing conservationists to be concerned.

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7:11PM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

thanks for this article, bats are very interesting

7:07PM PST on Feb 29, 2012

They Were Put Here On Earth For A Reason. I Swear, We Are Our Own Worst Enemy.

8:42PM PST on Feb 27, 2012

Aha! I knew there was some imbalance happening here, and Lloyd H pointed it out; we can't really be surprised - loss of habitat!

6:15PM PST on Feb 27, 2012

Humans need to leave nature alone and let nature take care of nature. Humans think they know what is best but the fact is they don't. They try and solve one problem and usually create many more.....stop playing God & leave nature alone.

4:24PM PST on Feb 27, 2012

If I remember correctly, many people EAT the fruit bats... Maybe this is just a reason to kill more! But I'm glad their numbers on on the rise. That's a good thing!

3:25PM PST on Feb 27, 2012

great news,thanks.

1:20PM PST on Feb 27, 2012

Carol P.
The bats in this story are fruit bats- they are not insectivores. (that being said, many varieties of bats ARE insect eaters and are critically important in pest control).

12:41PM PST on Feb 27, 2012

Yes I would be concerned for these bats, next thing you know they will be killing them off. Rather than let nature look after it's own humans always think they know best.

11:36AM PST on Feb 27, 2012

Conservationists are concerned. So now what, kill them off. I hope not. There is a reason they are there. Much more studying must be done to understand why.

10:13AM PST on Feb 27, 2012

These are such interesting animals...

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