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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 12, NO. 1 Spring 1994


ON THE BACK


Short-nosed Fruit Bat (Cynopterus sphinx)

Short-nosed fruit bats are one of only three species of Old World bats known to roost in leaf "tents" (see story page 6). They are also important pollinators and seed dispersers of rain forest plants. This one has a faceful of pollen from a wild banana. Short-nosed fruit bats are found from India to the Malay Penisula and Indonesia.

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All articles in this issue:
ON THE COVER
The Rediscovery of Bulmer's Fruit Bat
The World of Tent-making Bats
Living with Bats
BCI Establishes New Program Department for Bats in Mines
Look for "Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats"* at these locations:
Bats Cleared in Michigan Building Explosion
WISH LIST
REVIEWS
Bat adoptions available
ON THE BACK

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