looking at the other pollinators of the animal kingdom
Bees: From bumblebees to solitary bees, it's easy to spot these insects buzzing around.
Bees: The poster child for pollination, bees need pollen and nectar from a variety of flowers.
Lemurs: Madagascar is home to a wondrous variety of unique plants and animals.
Lemurs: Pollen collects on their muzzle, fur, and forearms, which is then transferred from tree to tree.
Birds: Birds are very important pollinators of wildflowers throughout the world, including hummingbirds in the US.
Birds: In addition, brush-tongued parrots (pictured) and sunbirds serve as tropical pollen vectors.
Flies: Many fly species specifically visits flowers. And while they're not as hairy as bees and as efficient in carrying pollen.
Flies: Take the hover flies. These two-winged creatures are known to visit at least 72% of global food crops and over 70% of animal-pollinated wildflowers.
Reptiles: Lizards, geckos, and skinks can all be pollinators.
Reptiles: Well, pollen adheres to the scales of their bodies, and spreads as they move from flower to flower.