Mumbai Diary

Batty Tree #ThursdayTreeLove

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Mumbai’s zoo is not the best zoos in the world, but it does have a marvellous collection of trees. Last year, the zoo acquired some Penguins and after a brief visit to the penguins, Wow Dinga wanted to play on the equipment.

While waiting , we happened to look up and spied a tree full of bats .

Who do you think was more astonished ? Us, looking at the bats or the bats who were staring down at us ?

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Linking this up with Parul’s #ThursdayTreeLove-37

Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!


  1. Wow, that was batty indeed. As a kid, I used to love going to the zoo and look at all those animals (in Delhi, never been to the Mumbai one), but as I became older, I realized how pitiful and cruel the conditions are for the poor animals, so I stopped going.

  2. “Bats who were staring down at us!!” That must have been creepy. Several trees that were home to Bats were cut down in Pune and I do feel sad for them.. I wonder where they must have gone now…

    That’s a Baobab isn’t it? I visited Rani Chi Bag in Mumbai when I was a child and have faint memories .. I have to plan a mumbai visit just to see the trees in this garden…
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  3. I remember having seen the eucalyptus trees, housing the colonies of bats near Mryutyunjayeshwar Temple, Kothrud Pune. Come evening and you would see them venturing out in intimidating numbers!
    I used to get more than astonished on sighting them!

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