sydney - The heat in Australia is currently so great that bats fall dead from the trees. Certainly hundreds and possibly thousands of bats succumbed to heat stroke. 'They literally cook.
It affects their brains, which boil over and they become disoriented, 'describes a conservationist against the newspaper New Zealand Herald. Temperatures in the Sydney area peaked at 47.3 degrees on Sunday.
The so-called pteropus, which is called flying fox in Australia, is an endangered species. Conservationists tried to save as many bats as possible by administering fluids, but in many cases it was too late.