May 13, 2021

S2E2 One Animal at a Time: Bats - flying friends or furry foe?

S2E2 One Animal at a Time: Bats - flying friends or furry foe?

Bats are a keystone species on the east coast of Australia, with a critical role to play in maintaining our diverse flora, and keeping our forests healthy. They’re also misunderstood and feared as carriers and spreaders of zoonotic disease. Bats are profoundly vulnerable to increasing extreme weather events, dying in their tens of thousands in each of our ever intensifying heatwaves.

In this episode we visit Kukundi Wildlife Shelter to understand more about the value of bats in nature, and hear some successful rehabilitation stories.

We hear from:

  • Vanessa Barrett, Flying fox carer and science communicator.
  • Susan Smith - Sydney Wildlife volunteer
  • Dianne Jenner - Volunteer coordinator
  • Jodi Lewis - Sydney Wildlife volunteer

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