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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 14, NO. 1 Spring 1996

On the Cover

The Straw-colored fruit bat (Eidolon helvum) is a gregarious species widely distributed throughout Africa. It roosts in tall trees, often in busy villages and towns, and sometimes with hundreds of thousands of bats at one location. Straw-colored bats are key seed dispersers and pollinators for many African trees and shrubs, yet they are frequently misunderstood and harassed. As people begin to understand them better, some colonies are becoming tourist attractions.

Photo by Merlin D. Tuttle

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All articles in this issue:
On the Cover
Bat Workers of the British Isles: A Report from Wales
Learning about Bats, London-Style
The Evolving Role of American Zoos in Bat Conservation
Behind the Scenes of the Metro Washington Park Zoo's Bat Exhibit
Zuri Retires at the San Antonio Zoo
Members in Action: Randall Foy
Conservation Dollars, the Easy Way!
Volunteer Opportunity
Wish List
Members-Only Nights at Bracken Cave this Summer

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