Rare ‘orange bat’, endangered ‘Indian wolf’ gets spotted in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district

Rare ‘orange bat’, endangered ‘Indian wolf’ gets spotted in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district

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Category : State Published on: January 19 2023

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  • A rare orange-coloured bat, also known as ‘painted bat’ and characterised by bright orange and black wings, was spotted at a banana plantation in Parali Bodal village of Chhattisgarh’s Kanger Valley National Park in Bastar.
  • Its scientific name is ‘Kerivoula picta’.
  • It is generally found in Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
  • In India, it has already been spotted in the Western Ghats, Kerala, Maharashtra and Odisha.
  • This national park is famous for its limestone caves, which also provide a suitable habitat for the bats.
  • There are about 131 species of bats in the country, of which 31 are found in central India.
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