- Posted January 5, 2013 by
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The world's largest bat sanctuary.
The astounding Monfort Bat Sanctuary on Samal Island is famous for being the habitat of 1.8 million fruit bats , known locally as Kwaknits. This sanctuary of nocturnal creatures is considered as one of the world’s largest and is home to five major bat colonies. The small caves allow bats to cluster together in groups for warmth and security. These bats play a key role in maintaining the important balance in the island’s ecosystem. Bat droppings, also named guano, are the best natural, organic fertilizer known to mankind.