EX­PE­RI­ENCE 30,000 FLY­ING FOXES, YARRA BEND PARK, MEL­BOURNE

Australian Geographic - - Wild Australia -

Re­lo­cated some years ago from Mel­bourne’s Royal Botanic Gar­dens, where it was caus­ing wide­spread dam­age to her­itage­listed veg­e­ta­tion, this colony of fruit bats can swell from 6000 in win­ter to more than 30,000 in sum­mer. See it, while these noisy mam­mals roost dur­ing the day, from the Bell­bird Pic­nic area Yarra Boule­vard. The city sky­line pro­vides a pic­turesque back­drop. More info: wildlife.vic.gov.au/ our-wildlife/fly­ing-foxes/ vic­to­rias-fly­ing-fox-colonies

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