Considered to have potential as a future World Heritage Site
Location and Area: Kasanka National Park is a relatively small park (420 km2) in central Zambia (see map).
Inscription Status: Not yet included on Zambia’s Tentative List (2015).
Important Values: As the park’s T-shirt declares ‘its all about the bats’! Ten million straw-coloured fruit bats congregate in a few hectares of gallery forest in KasankaNational Park for 6 weeks each year to harvest a seasonal bonanza of wild fruit. It is a natural phenomenon of unparalleled proportions, the largest known mammal congregation in Africa, with ecological consequences permeating the woodlands and forests over vast swathes of central southern Africa..
Slideshow of Kasanka National Park
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Links: Google Earth | UNEP-WCMC Site Description |Official UNESCO Site Details | WWF Project News | Birdlife IBA