flying fox

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As Chenoweth reports, volunteers monitoring another flying fox colony in nearby Picton did not report any deaths. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Heatwave Kills Hundreds of Flying Fox Pups in Australia," 11 Jan. 2018 At least 120 flying fox pups were brought in for hydration before being returned to their mothers. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "It's so hot in Australia that bats' brains are frying," 10 Jan. 2018 Experts link the plight of flying foxes to the globe's steadily rising temperature. Amanda Erickson, Washington Post, "It’s so hot in Australia that bats’ brains are frying," 9 Jan. 2018 Scott Heinrich, director of the Flying Fox Conservation Fund, says many flying foxes drop from trees because of dehydration. National Geographic, "Bats Are Boiling Alive in Australia's Heat Wave," 9 Jan. 2018 This is not the first time that flying foxes have suffered from the heat in Australia. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Heatwave Kills Hundreds of Flying Fox Pups in Australia," 11 Jan. 2018 More than 500 flying foxes have died of heat stress, according to the New South Wales Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service. Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com, "Woman killed in pit bull attack at pet boarding facility: report," 10 Jan. 2018 Pictures show rows of flying fox bodies collected from trees or where they were found after dropping to the ground. National Geographic, "Bats Are Boiling Alive in Australia's Heat Wave," 9 Jan. 2018 More than 30,000 flying foxes died across Australia during heat waves between 1994 and 2008, bat ecologist Micaela Jemison wrote in 2014. Amanda Erickson, Washington Post, "It’s so hot in Australia that bats’ brains are frying," 9 Jan. 2018

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1759, in the meaning defined above

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