20 Oct Loki’s Journey
Loki’s mum was entangled in a nasty barbed wire fence and although she died of her injuries a wonderful wildlife carer was able to rescue Loki. Although he was very small, with lots of love and care he grew into a healthy young bat. He was a very cheeky, inquisitive boy with a particular fondness for bananas. It wasn’t long before Loki learnt to fly and his carer knew it was time for him to join the other bats and go to flight school! Loki, along with a few other young flying foxes was transported to MacMasters Beach on the NSW Central Coast to the newly built ‘Flying Fox Release facility’. The facility, funded by the Foundation of National Parks and Wildlife is run by volunteers and takes bats in from all over NSW. It has nice big flight cages where all the bats can hang together, learn very important social skills and hone their flying technique before being released back into the wild. Loki made lots of new friends at ‘flight school’, and when he was big enough was released into the wild. He came back a few times over the summer for a quick visit and a snack of bananas before rejoining his new friends in the nearby colony. Loki was one of 197 bats that were released from the facility, an initiative of the Wildlife Heroes Project.