Efficient Pollination Is EssentialFor the Earth to maintain regular functioning, pollination is required for survival. There are thousands of plants across the globe, and almost all of them require some form of pollination. However, the primary focus of pollination conservation has been on bees. Bee movies, comics, campaigns, shirts, and merchandise beg people to save the bees. These bee campaigns are still in brute force even now. Fewer grassroots or commercial efforts are mobilized behind keeping the bats safe, particularly in current political climates, but it's no fault of the bat. Of all the plants that require pollination from animals, bats are responsible for over 500 species. When bats pollinate plants, the process takes on a particular term called chiropterophily, which comes from the Greek. To pollinate plants, bats don’t simply race out of their caves and, by luck, run into a patch of flowers. Instead, they have unique senses and skills that help them complete the job quickly and effectively.
- Bats have a strong sense of smell that helps locate pollen
- Bats use echolocation to find flowers
- Bats eat insects around flowers to reduce pest populations
- Bats are furry, so they carry a lot of pollen from plant to plant