The recovery of the Pemba Flying Fox is one of the most amazing recoveries in conservation history. There were only 200 left and now there are about 19,000! These giant bats were once critically endangered but they are now vulnerable. This is thanks to Fauna & Flora International, Breeding Programs and Public Awareness Campaigns.
Some are still hunted and also habitat destruction and collision with power lines still threaten these amazing animals.
Bats are very misunderstood! There is only one type of blood sucking bat, the vampire bat. In all of Australia's history, only 3 people have died from bat transmitted diseases! 25 people die a year from horses! Most people think that all bats have diseases that are dangerous to humans but very few actually do. It is usually the really sick bats that have the diseases that cause problems to humans. Flying Foxes are extremely intelligent, much more then people give them credit for.
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