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WEC428: Facts about Wildlife Diseases: Bats and Coronaviruses

Figure 2. Bats make valuable contributions to natural ecosystems and people. Some, such as the Sulawesi flying fox (Acerodon celebensis, left), pollinate plants, producing many of the fruits we eat. Others, such as the Florida bonneted bat (Eumops floridanus, right), eat insects we consider pests.

Credit: Sheherazade (left), Kathleen Smith (right)