Bat Party celebrates efforts of wildlife rescuers

WIRES Northern Rivers held a Bat Party to celebrate their rescue efforts of bats in November last year.
WIRES Northern Rivers held a Bat Party to celebrate their rescue efforts of bats in November last year. Dee Hartin

SOME local wildlife warriors have held a Bat Party at Clunes to celebrate their efforts.

In November last year WIRES Northern Rivers and other wildlife groups rescued and released back to the wild 400 flying-fox pups suffering from the heat stress event in Casino.

Several thousand adult bats succumbed to the heat, leaving hundreds of orphans which were rescued by wildlife carers.

The baby bats were transported to wildlife carer groups across NSW, QLD, ACT and SA.

They were raised by dedicated carers over the summer months and have been returned to the North Coast and Queensland for release.

The Bat Party at Clunes was attended by several hundred volunteers from NSW and QLD in a tribute to the wonderful co-operation between wildlife groups and a celebration of the release of over 400 orphaned baby bats.