Awesome Pollinators August 5, 2016Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Archdiocese of Davao, JPIC, OMG!.
Tags: Island Garden City of Samal, Monfort Bat Sanctuary
The largest known colony of an estimated 2.5 million
Geoffroy’s Rousette fruit bats (Rousettus amplexicaudatus)
in the world.
These bats are the major pollinators of durian.
Interestingly, they also show no sign of slowing down.
Female bats here in Samal are continuously pregnant,
a departure from the bats’ usual seasonal gestation habits.