Geoffroy's rousette occurs throughout Southeast Asia and in the Malesia region of Oceania, in Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, the island of Borneo, East Timor, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, and Papua New Guinea.
Specimens in the Sabah Museum were collected from coconut plantations on Mantani Island and the highland of C ...
rocker Range, while the one from Sarawak was from Niah Cave. This medium-sized bat normally roosts in caves, and feeds on fruit, nectar, and pollen. It roosts dark caves, rock crevices and old tombs. The Monfort Bat Cave in the southern Philippines has the largest gathering of these bats. Wiki
Geoffroys rousette Rousettus amplexicaudatus News
Sooo after about 24 years and 9 months of my life, I finally did get myself in Mindanao! When I was a kid, I've always thought going there is dangerous and impossible but thanks to Facebook, travel blogs and to President Duterte, the late mayor of Davao City, I've come to realize otherwise (at least in Davao). With my boyf, I've got to spend weekend in Davao City and Samal Island.
We spent our Saturday exploring Samal Island. It's a city in the province of Davao Del Norte. From Davao City, you have to take a 10-minute ferry ride from Sasa Wharf to the Island Garden City of S ...
Davao Del Norte Monfort Bat Sanctuary The Worlds Largest Geoffreys Rousette Fruit Bats Population In A Cave
Philippines is definitely a beautiful country with a lot of tourists' spots for visitors all over the world. Mostly, they visit spots such as lakes, beaches and other water bodies where Philippine's nature is truly rich at. Other than that, there are more natural richness Philippines have. One of those is the Monfort Bat Cave. It is now a designated key eco-tourism site of the region.
The Island Garden City of Samal in Davao del Norte is home to around 90,000 people- and millions of bats. The world's largest known population of Geoffrey's Rousette fruit bats is found in the Monfort Bat Cave ...
Although I've been to Davao City many times, I've never actually made the trip across the strait to the Island Garden City of Samal. Probably because I've always been to Davao on business or as jump off point heading off to somewhere else in Mindanao. This last time though, we had a free day after arriving from our Mati adventure and before heading back to Manila and I finally got to go.
Of course one of the places on my list to visit (aside from the beach!), was the Monfort Bat Sanctuary in Barangay Tambo. This private establishment holds the world's largest known population of Geoffroy's ...
Back to my wanders. From Maxima Aqua Fun we decided to squeezed in a visit to the BATS of Samal. And we were right on time for the bats to fly for the night. Entrance fee at Monfort Bat Sanctuary varies depending on the time of your visit, a night viewing is a bit higher than a day visit, but that's why we are here, to witness the bats' Circadian flight.
Monfort Bat Sanctuary is a Guiness World Record holder, as the biggest single colony of its kind, the Geoffrey Rousette Fruit Bat. During our visit we are the only group they had for the night. We get to talked with Manong, who guided us ar ...
The above is a rather trite title to use but the phrase was the first thing that came into my mind. How could I resist this opportunity to channel my inner Batgirl when the biggest population of Geoffroy's rousette fruit bats in the world is in the Philippines?
This distinction is certified by the Guinness World Records. This important piece of natural heritage can be found in Samal Island in Davao del Norte, off the coast of Mindanao. Known as the Monfort Bat Cave, it is the residence of 1,800,000 Rousettus amplexicaudatus.
I like bats. Yet, fear may spring forth from the hearts of othe ...