Hundreds of Flying Foxes Killed by Exceptional Heat Wave

The exceptional heat wave that overtook Sydney on Jan. 7 wreaked havoc on wildlife, especially the flying fox (AKA fruit bat) species, whose brains were “fried” when they were unable to escape the heat. On Sunday in Sydney, temperatures hit 117 degrees Fahrenheit, the hottest it’s been since 1939. Hundreds of flying fox bats died for want of shelter from the heat. This is the opposite of the problem the other side of the world faced as North America and Canada dealt with bitterly cold temperatures and the bomb cyclone…

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