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Natural History

Much to everyone’s relief, the monsoon winds have finally found their way to India’s west coast; and alongside us, the wild landscapes in this part of the country are preparing to welcome the rains. We explore the many alterations that

From tiny pipistrelles to large flying foxes, India’s bat population is diverse. Here we feature one of the rarest large bat (Megachiroptera) species in the world endemic to the Indian Territory—the Salim Ali’s fruit bat (Latidens salimalii). What are fruit bats? Look