Largest colony of Geoffrey?s Rousette Fruit Bat (Rousetteus amplexicaudatus)
Monfort Bat Colony
Philippines (Samal Island, Davao del Norte)
The Monfort Bat Colony, located in the Monfort Cave on the Samal Island in Mindanao, Philippines, is the largest colony of Geoffrey’s Rousette Fruit Bat (Rousetteus amplexicaudatus)”. As per an estimate from Bat Conservation International in 2006, the population in the Monfort cave was approximately 1.8 million. In this cave, the fruit bats line the walls and ceiling at an average of 60 per square foot.