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flying fox

Black Rock Animal Shelter loves bats

Its operator Bev Brown has been rescuing and nursing grey-headed flying foxes back to health for almost 20 years, day and night, for love not money. The bats always come first.

A former species advisor to Wildlife Victoria, she has spent almost 20 years giving many hundreds of injured or orphaned Grey Headed Flying Foxes a second chance.

She took them on because they are remarkable and valuable mammals, Australia’s busiest megabat, elite and irreplaceable regenerators of forests, lovely and often misunderstood.

They needed a friend.

Hundreds of rescues later, her work caring for bats has featured in National Geographic, TV’s Talk To The Animals and in other state, national and international media.

In 2018 Bev’s passion and professionalism were recognised with an OAM.