Sulawesi Island in Indonesia has both Indomalaya and Australasia flora
and fauna. Thus the island supports a great variety of living species.
For example, there are 22 species of fruit bats on the island. But we can
get little information about their habitat. The island is particularly
rich in cave-dwelling fruit bats but resident people have a habit to hunt
and eat fruit bats. So we guess that bats in easily accesible caves are
likely to be hunted.
Bunaken Island is about a one hour cruise from Manad in north Sulawesi. Cha Cha Nature Resort owner said in her blog that there were fruit bats at the hotel site. That attracted us to Bunaken Island.
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