Meet Tal’ngay Dha’run— an incredibly rare leucistic bat.
Last week, 28 baby little red flying foxes were brought to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital to be treated for hypothermia.
The Tolga Bat Hospital has grown in a sprawling fashion from what was once simply Jenny Maclean’s brick home. In the mid-1980s, a localised problem of bats coming into contact with native paralysis ticks was noticed on the Atherton Tablelands, 50km south-west of Cairns. Jenny’s team of volunteers deals with about 1200 affected flying-foxes each year. Read the full story in Australian Geographic magazine #120.