Tuesday, March 29, 2011


  • The fauna observed in the caves are predominantly bats, as well as the golden gecko.

  •  The type of bat reported is the fulvous fruit bat (Rousettus leschenaultii) – a species which roosts in large caves, old buildings, dungeons and dark areas of old forts. This species has short and slender musculature with large, well developed eyes. 

  • They feed on flowers and fruits, particularly jamun, guava, silk, cotton and mango.The forests in the area are of semi-evergreen deciduous type. The flora in the cave consist of mosses and brown-to-green algae

  • Since many of the species found are endangered, mining operations are considered to be in violation of the Environmental Protection Act. 

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