This brings back memories for me when I used to breed exotic animals. I bred these successfully, it was quite the experience.
Image by @joelsartore
| On this #pollinatormonday
we are shining the spotlight on the rusty-spotted genet, which is perhaps the least-known pollinator. This cat-like carnivore is from Sub-Saharan Africa and is primarily a meat eater, but is also known to frequent nectar-laden flowers for a sweet treat after a big meal. Due to its large home range, the genet can transport pollen on its fur to other nectar-bearing plants of the same species. Researchers don't think it frequents flowers as often as other pollinators, but its ability to move pollen around makes it valuable in fertilizing plant species over great distances. In other words, the rusty-spotted genet helps save the forest!
To see another image of this genet, check out @joelsartore
Photo taken @millerparkzoo
in Bloomington, Illinois.
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