Bats in Brisbane….Batty Tours Brisbane River

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On the hour-long trip upriver, passengers can listen to an expert commentary on the Brisbane river, flying fox habits and other fascinating wildlife facts. Watch the landmarks slide past as you cruise at a leisurely pace through the ever-changing riverscape.

The boat pauses just before sunset at Indooroopilly Island, historically the summer home to breeding black, grey-headed and sometimes little red flying foxes. However, our environment is ever changing – bat numbers are decreasing, food availability alters, vegetation changes – and bats move to roosts that better suit their needs. Some still prefer their Indooroopilly home, but numbers are unpredictable. As the sun sinks, silhouetted flying foxes swirl into darkening sky, snatching sips of river water before scattering to find food for themselves and their young in the flowering trees of Brisbane suburbs.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-09-21/health-warning-on-bat-virus-risk/4273802

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