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The Strange Link Between Bats and Tequila

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The Strange Link Between Bats and Tequila

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As a nectar feeder, the lesser long-nosed bat follows the trail of cactus blooms between Mexico and the U.S. One of the plants it also plays a major role in pollinating is agave, which gives us tequila.

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Enter nature's house of horrors and witness a weird and wonderful collection of bats. We've gathered winged beasts from around the globe, from acrobats to bloodsuckers to scorpion hunters and beyond, and detail how they thrive, not only in underground caves but also in arid deserts and tropical jungles. We reveal how 50 million years have equipped these flying mammals with some bizarre adaptations, including ultrasonic hearing, oddly long tongues, and more.

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