Little Fang

This Trachops Cirrhosus is a common species here in Panama. There is a line of bats under the eaves outside my bedroom window during the day. Notice the beautiful teeth. Renowned researcher Eli Kalko (who sadly passed away last Fall) had been starting to study the saliva of fruit bats. She was curious about why they could eat so much natural sugar and still show little to no signs of tooth decay. As AH says, dentists and bats,…two of people’s favorite things.

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