The Bat Woman and Bat Man of India

Emily V. Driscoll, Jeffery DelViscio, Lottie Kingslake | 2021 | 7 min.

2022 Official Selection

Bhargavi and Chelmala Srinivasulu have been called the bat woman and bat man of India. Their chiropteran-infused love has guided their passion for studying and protecting bat species around India. And it’s what launched them on a strange and at times dangerous journey to find a bat that had not been seen in nearly three decades: the Kolar leaf-nosed bat.

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