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Living Planet: Why millions of fruit bats gather in Zambia's national park

Between October and December, the skies above the Kasanka National Park in northern Zambia are taken over by swarms of fruit bats. Around ten million of the animals descend on a small patch of forest in the park, in what is thought to be the largest migration of a mammalian species. It's a journey that's still a mystery to scientists. A German research team has been studying the population.

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