posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 04:49 PM
Here is a short article about the bat observatory at the Mulu Caves. It includes a few short videos of the swarms of bats leaving the Deer Cave at
I saw a documentary about the bats some time ago. The floor of the cave is covered in bat droppings - some feet thick if memory serves correctly.
Occasionally a bat would fall having lost it's place amongst all the others as they clung to the ceiling. It was likely to land on its back and become
stuck in all the mess, unable to free itself.
A few times in my life, when things have been tough, I've thought of those little bats. So long as I'm not flat on my back, stuck in a heap of
droppings, starving and at the mercy of tiny predators who could eat me alive, I figure I'm not too badly off
Depending on what you read there are 2 - 3 million of between 12 and 27 species of bats in the cave.
Here is a related article:
Here are naked bats being groomed by insects (picture taken from article):
edit on 9-9-2010 by berenike because: Edited to add another article and picture