In Australia, flying foxes were rescued from hypothermia
In Australia, the young Australian flying foxes were saved from the winter cold, which could have died if they had not been found in time. To their happiness, the babies came across the bats specialist in the Gold Coast region at the very moment when they were desperate for help.
28 flying fox cubs were found and placed in the veterinary clinic of the Australian zoo after they were found fallen from a tree at the height of the Australian winter. The clinic staff had to take urgent measures to save the animals from the effects of hypothermia.
Experts assess the situation as unusual: Australian flying foxes are usually not observed with their young in southern Australia, because they normally prefer to breed and care for the brood in the north of the continent, where warmer weather reigns.
Cubs of Australian foxes were warmed with a combination of electrolytes and wool blankets.To help them remain calm, despite the stress they had received, the animals were given appropriate medicines.
After the flying foxes received proper assistance at the clinic, they came under the care of a bat specialist who found them. The latter will take care of them until they are ready to return to the wild.