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Heat causes mass bat deaths

About 2400 grey-headed flying foxes have died across Gippsland, including 900 in Maffra, because of Friday’s extreme heat. Pictured, Sale bat rescuer Lynn Amore nurses a week old bat baby, one of dozens saved from Maffra after their mothers died during the devastating weekend heat wave.

Heat causes mass bat deaths

Wildlife experts are calling for a coordinated response from land managers during future days of extreme heat following the death of about 2400 endangered grey headed flying foxes in east Gippsland last weekend.

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