15 000 Flying Foxes Die In Sydney Heatwave

The Daily Telegraph Australia2013-01-23:                      THREE separate days of extreme heat in NSW – including last Friday’s record breaking temperature in Sydney – have killed more than 15,000 flying foxes across the city and other parts of NSW, a leading wildlife rescue group claimed yesterday. On Friday as the temperature soared to 45.8C, volunteers from WIRES said they watched in horror as hundreds of endangered grey headed flying foxes in Paramatta Park in Sydney west dropped to the ground from their roosts in large trees suffering heat…                  more »

 

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