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WIRES Riverina animal rescue urges wildlife-friendly netting to protect Wagga flying foxes | The Daily Advertiser



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Animal rescuers have asked Wagga gardeners to use wildlife-friendly netting on their fruit trees due to more of the city’s flying fox population getting trapped, injured or killed. Wagga is home to a migratory group of little red flying foxes and a permanent population of grey-headed flying foxes which has grown into the thousands due to favourable conditions. WIRES Riverina branch bat coordinator Glenda Pym said the group’s volunteers had been called out half a dozen times recently to rescue flying foxes. “Because of the amazing season we have had this year with the lovely rain and the growth, and also in combination with the bushfires last summer destroying all the feed trees that our flying foxes would normally be…

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