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Information about Monfort Bat Sanctuary

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Monfort Bat Sanctuary, Circumferencial Road, Babak, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte, Philippines
Opening hours
08:00 - 17:00
Distance From City Center
3.0 km
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Monfort Bat Sanctuary

Monfort Bat Sanctuary is located on Samal Island, about 1 kilometer east of Davao City, Philippines. According to Guinness World Records, it is the world's biggest single colony of its type.

Since recorded history, the Monfort Bat Sanctuary has been home to a large colony of 2.3 million Rousette fruit bats. They cover 75% of the ceilings and walls of their 245 ft long cave.

Since the early 1900s, the Iigo-Monfort family has cared for the property. Norma Monfort currently owns the 57 acres of property and its 1.8 million fruit bats. She fenced in the land to deter any potential bat hunters. She also employed 24-hour guards to preserve the bats. Norma Monfort was recognized a Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Hero in 2011.


How to get there

It is situated in Baranggay Tambo, Babak District, Samal Island Garden City. To get there faster, you may ride a habal-habal motorbike.


Best time to visit

It is open from 8 AM to 5 PM from Sunday to Thursday, and from 8 AM to 5 PM on Friday and Saturday.


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