This observational video features native flying foxes, or fruit bats, who reside in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. There have been ongoing debates as to whether the flying foxes should be removed from the Royal Botanic Gardens, as some rare, yet exotic, trees are being destroyed by them. Tim has been monitoring the flying foxes for a number of years. Through the monitoring, Tim wants to ensure that the flying foxes will not suffer from undue distress as a consequence of the planned noise disturbance. This third segment of 'Following Flying Foxes' shows the flying foxes 'belly dipping' and the fly out over Sydney at sunset.
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