Rare leaf-nosed bats sighted after 37 yrs

  • With an extinction record of 37 years, an specie of the bats aboriginal to the Thar desert, has been re-sighted by a group of zoological researchers. Identified as Hipposideros Fulvus (a leaf-nosed bat), the bat has been found roosting in ancient cavesat Daijar near Jodhpur.
  • According to the zoologists, the massive spurt in canal irrigation and relative humidity in the Thar, has affected the ecological changes in the region and attribute this introduction of the once extinct bats in the Thar to this ecological change, since bat species are highly habitat specific and require specific temperatures and humidity for roosting.


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