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Heatstroke Kills Hundreds of Bats in Madhya Pradesh

  • 25 May 2024
  • 1 min read

Why in News?

According to the sources, Heatstroke has killed hundreds of bats in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh.

Key Points

  • According to the deputy director (veterinary), approximately 250 bats died due to the heatstroke.
  • He explained that bats are nocturnal creatures and typically seek refuge in their designated trees early in the morning.


  • India is home to 135 bat species. Bats are nocturnal animals.
  • Bats normally feed on fruits, helping in pollination by seed dispersal but also cause agricultural losses and hence are regarded as vermin.
  • The population of bats has declined worldwide due to poaching, meat consumption, use in traditional medicines, climate change, environmental pollution, and biological invasions.
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