Fruit Bat Population on Rise, Caves Needed

An overcrowded, record-breaking colony of fruit bats in the Philippines is causing conservationists to be concerned.

Fruit Bat Population on Rise, Caves Needed
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52 comments

Carmen S.
Carmen S.4 years ago

thanks for this article, bats are very interesting

Shane Carr
Shane Carr4 years ago

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

Lynn C.
Lynn C.4 years ago

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

David V.
David V.4 years ago

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.

Laurie D.
Laurie D.4 years ago

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!

Penny C.
Penny C.4 years ago

great news,thanks.

Deborah Gaffin
Deborah Gaffin4 years ago

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).

Joan Mcallister
4 years ago

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.

Kathy P.
K P.4 years ago

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.

Clare R.
Clare R.4 years ago

These are such interesting animals...