21 Feb New Flying Fox Creche on the NSW Central Coast
Wildlife ARC is happy to announce that a brand new facility on the Central Coast had been built for flying fox pups and adults requiring rehabilitation and care before release. The facility comprises of two elements: a large flight aviary for pre-release flying foxes, and a covered area comprising creche and feeding cages as well as space for food preparation by volunteers. The enclosure is built on a private property in a secluded area with immediate access to natural bushland and minimal human contact.
A large 9 x 10m pre-release flight aviary with a gently domed 3m high apex gives the space for flying foxes to fly freely and express natural behaviours. The aviary has a double-skinned roof with the inner layer being rope mesh and will contain netting, bags and other equipment for the animals to hang and land on. It also has weather protection to provide shade and shelter in wet conditions. The aviary was constructed thanks to Wildlife Heroes Large Asset grant over summer in 2021–22 and will make for a safe happy rehab space for both carers and flying foxes!