Episode 15

Pop quiz answers

1. What are two other common names for flying-foxes? 

Bats, fruit bats

2. What’s the words for flying-fox in Kabi Kabi and Jinibara language?

Kabi Kabi - Garrimundi, Girrimundi or Currimundi

Jinbara - Bar bar.

3. What’s the name of an area on the Sunshine Coast which means Place of flying-fox? 


4. What are three things about flying-foxes which can make them difficult neighbours? 

They can be smelly, noisy, and messy.

5. What are the two main roles flying-foxes play in the eco-system? 

Pollination and seed dispersal.

6. How many seeds can one flying-fox disperse over a single night? 

Up to 60,000.

7. How far can a flying-fox fly in one night searching for food? 


8. What does the dispersal method involve? 

Using things such as smoke, loud noises and bright lights at dawn to scare flying-foxes away.

9. Why are flying-foxes living increasingly closer to houses? 

  • Habitat loss – man made threats – building and development. 
  • Environmental threats – natural disasters from global warming.

10. What are three positives of creating a buffer to separate flying-foxes and people?

  • Distance between humans and bats – less impact.
  • Flying-foxes aren’t harmed in the process.
  • It has little effect on the environment.

11. If you find a sick or injured flying-fox, what should you do? 

Do NOT touch it. Tell an adult. And call the RSPCA – 1300 ANIMAL.

Sunshine Coast Council has plenty of flying-fox resources if you’d like to learn more about flying-foxes.

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Voiced by

Tyron de Kauwe

Uncle Lyndon Davis

Uncle BJ Murphy

Sarah Jones

Monika O’Hanlon

Produced by

Monika O’Hanlon

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