There are nine breeds of Fruit bats in the Philippines, which mainly live in virgin forests and are highly dependent on plant resources in forests. Therefore, human exploitation of forests as farmland or overuse of natural products of forests will seriously affect habitat.Click Here For More.
Utzurrum (1995) studied the patterns of resource utilization of fruit bats in primeval forests of the Philippines to prove the relevance and importance of fruit bats to local forests. The method of this study was to investigate the species, sites and types of plants used by Rousettus leschenault, and then to evaluate the possible results and importance of seed sowing and migration after fruit-eating by Rousettus leschenault through seed dispersal patterns and seed germination tests. The results showed that 54.5% of the fruits were green, 22.7% were orange to bright red, 18.2% were dark red to dark purple, and only one was dark yellow brown. Therefore, it is not difficult to find that many seeds must be eaten by fruit bats, and after they are discharged from the digestive tract, they will have a higher germination rate.Click Here For More.
It can be seen from the above that Philippine fruit bat eat a wide range of food, almost all species are generalists as not only eat one or two kinds of fruit.Click Here For More.
Growth and Reproduction
The researchers found that during the nesting process Rousettus leschenault also occurred mating behavior, and observed oral sex, which is the first time that researchers found similar behavior in addition to human, gorilla and other primate mammals.