Hundreds of flying foxes killed by heat in Australia

Several hundreds of flying foxes died in Australia due to the intense heat, reports the TV channel ABC.

According to the TV channel, in the north of the country the air temperature for several days exceeds 40 degrees, which led to the mass death of hundreds of flying foxes.

In addition, according to the Queensland Health Department spokesman Richard Gair, animals became disoriented and started crashing into people because of the weather. Unlike bats, foxes do not have echolocation.

“In the last 24 hours, we recorded a lot of bites of bats. Usually we see between 30 and 40 bites and scratches caused by bats per year, and we recorded seven in the last 24 hours,” he said.

In turn, the news portal news.com.au reports that 3,500 flying foxes have died since Sunday.