Tequila exists thanks to bat pollination. The nocturnal aviators help fertilize the agave plant, the source of tequila. Bats also pollinate more than 300 species of fruit, including mangoes, bananas and guavas, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
Some bats have evolved long tongues, similar to moths' probosci, and the ability to hover, like hummingbirds. Bats outdo the birds and bugs by using their echolocation ability to find certain types of flowers, according to research in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Bat-pollinated flowers tend to be large, pale-colored and have a strong aroma of fermenting fruit.