Feb 9, 2017

Flying foxes dropping dead in South Australia's heatwave

Adelaide SA 5000
Australia
by
ABC News
Ecologists say flying foxes with heat stress often cluster together and can suffocate each other. Photo: Kim Robertson, ABC News
Ecologists say flying foxes with heat stress often cluster together and can suffocate each other. Photo: Kim Robertson, ABC News

More than 100 flying foxes in Adelaide's Botanic Park have been found dead in what ecologists say is a devastating result of the heatwave that has hit South Australia.