Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My World#15 Monfort Bat Cave, Samal, Davao del Norte

Home to almost 2,000 fruit bats, Monfort Bat Cave is considered the largest single colony of fruit bats in the world. Bats are mostly seen as scary, unlovable mammals but for environmentalists, they are considered playing an important role in the ecosystem. Fruit bats help spread out the seeds of the fruit trees keeping the biodiversity of a place alive.

Monfort Bat Cave is being managed by Monfort Conservation Park. It is located at Island Garden of Samal, Davao del Norte.

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Arija March 25, 2009 at 1:17 AM  

I like your post, the little bats are so cute.

Living in Williamsburg, Virginia March 25, 2009 at 4:10 AM  

Oh my! You are right many of us find them scary, but they don't look so bad just hanging out and sleeping. Thanks for sharing : )

Gorgeous Nelly March 25, 2009 at 4:54 AM  

ewww! magka-goose bumps jud ko everytime makakita ko og nag-kumpol. murag garapata. nyay, i'm having goosebumps ryt now.

MaryAnn Ashley March 25, 2009 at 8:08 AM  

Bats are so cute! I went through a cave in Aruba:)

Gaelyn March 25, 2009 at 10:41 AM  

Very cool post. Bats are marvelous and adorable little creatures that get a very bad rap. Their fur is soft and their wings are like the finest of light leather. Plus they do so much good, like you said about spreading seeds, while others can eat 1000s of bugs, including mosquitos, per night.
Thank you for sharing. Great captures under difficult circumstances.

SandyCarlson March 25, 2009 at 4:43 PM  

I hope their habitat remains safe so that they will survive.

CoyoteFe March 25, 2009 at 9:38 PM  

Awfully nice blog! Have to say that I have had bats flickering through my livingroom, and - UGH! But you provide a much better perspective. That can be said for all your posts. Thanks for sharing!

Sidney March 26, 2009 at 4:23 PM  

Hmmm... don't really like those creepy animals... quite scary actually + bad smell in those caves... ;-)

hen March 27, 2009 at 1:45 AM  

amazing photographs! I love bats and like others have said I am grateful they eat so many bugs!


CTG Ponies March 27, 2009 at 8:56 AM  

Very cool pics!

The Nomadic Pinoy March 28, 2009 at 1:11 PM  

I hope to visit this place next time I'm in Davao. Never heard of it until I read your post. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous April 1, 2009 at 4:34 PM  

That is very cool! Thanks!

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