Bat Population in South-East Queensland Affected by Mass Starvation Event

Bat Population in South-East Queensland Affected by Mass Starvation Event.

Reported by ABC Radio Brisbane by Rebeka Powell

Flying-foxes were reported to be staying in people's gardens in food trees either guarding the fruit in the tree or too exhausted & malnourished to return to their colony. This is very unusual behaviour because they will always return to their colonies at dawn.

It is thought that the starvation crisis is mostly isolated to south-east Queensland and northern NSW where bushfires have wrought havoc in recent weeks. The continuing drought, deforestation and development have also contributed to the declining food resources available to wildlife especially affecting flying-foxes.

Read more and see Rebecca Koller video 'Crazy Bat Lady Spends $1,000.00 a Week to Keep her Furry Charges Alive'.

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