Demography of straw-colored fruit bats in Ghana.

  title={Demography of straw-colored fruit bats in Ghana.},
  author={David T S Hayman and Rachel S. McCrea and Olivier Restif and Richard D. Suu-Ire and Anthony R Fooks and James L. N. Wood and Andrew A Cunningham and J Marcus Rowcliffe},
  journal={Journal of mammalogy},
  volume={93 5},
Eidolon helvum is widely distributed across sub-Saharan Africa where it forms large, dense colonies. The species is migratory and satellite telemetry studies have demonstrated that individuals can migrate over 2,500 km. It is a common source of bush meat in West Africa and evidence of infection with potentially zoonotic viruses has been found in West African colonies. The species, therefore, is of interest to both ecologists and those interested in public health. Despite this, demographic… CONTINUE READING
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