The Bats of Kyoto and Shiga
What are bats?
Bats are mammals of the order chiroptera.
Chiroptera means hand-wing!
They are the only mammals that are capable of true flight!
Fruit bats feed on fruits, flowers, nectar, and pollen
Fruits like bananas, figs, and dates depend on bats for pollination and seed dispersal
Insect bats feed on insects
They also eat harmful insects like farm pests and mosquitoes.
They play an important role in suppressing insect pest populations