TNPSC Thervupettagam

Orange color bat

January 25 , 2023 7 days 102 0
  • A rare orange-coloured bat, which is a "near threatened" species, has been spotted in Chhattisgarh.
  • The animal, also known as the 'painted bat', is characterised by bright orange and black wings.
  • The bright orange-coloured bat was seen for the third time in the last few years in the Kanger Valley National Park located in the Bastar district.
  • The national park is famous for its limestone caves which also provide a suitable habitat for bats.
  • The painted bat, whose scientific name is 'Kerivoula picta', is a "near threatened" species.
  • They commonly seen in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

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