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A chocoholic’s best friends are the birds and the bats

An Afro-Colombian farmer wearing a red hat cuts a cacao pod from a tree

A farmer cuts a pod from a cacao tree. Cacao trees that were accessible to birds and bats had more than double the yield of trees that were not. Credit: Jan Sochor/Getty

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Nature 609, 656 (2022)



  1. Vansynghel, J. et al. Proc. R. Soc. B 289, 20221309 (2022).

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