Unusually high numbers of people requiring anti-rabies treatment has prompted a renewed government warning about the handling of bats.
Kirsty Needham Think of it as the bat's revenge. A colony of 10,000 flying foxes that descended on a coastal forest - after the NSW government approved the land be cleared for the Pacific Highway upgrade - includes...
Tim Barlass Read some of the slightly older Sydney tourist guides and they say the Royal Botanic Garden are a good place to observe flying foxes close up. Not any more.
Bat colonies should be moved from urban centres and farms, but not killed, to prevent further outbreaks of the Hendra virus, a north Queensland MP says.
Bob Katter says his new party would kill all flying foxes in urban areas to help stop the spread of the deadly Hendra virus and other diseases.
Federal independent MP Bob Katter says Queenslanders should not have to obtain permits to evict flying foxes.
Scientists have found the genetic pathway that enables vampire bats to sink their razor-edged teeth into "hot spots" likely to yield a quick and copious liquid meal, a new study says.
The Gold Coast City Council has applied for a permit to get rid of a colony of flying foxes at Southport, where a resident is facing a fine of $100,000 and possible jail time for trying to frighten...
The Gold Coast mayor wants the city's flying fox colonies tested for the deadly Hendra virus.
Gold Coast residents are fighting back after being tormented for years by a noisy bat colony.
Scientists don't know whether driving bats away would spread the potentially deadly Hendra virus, Queensland's chief veterinary officer says.
Miranda Forster The Queensland opposition wants to use smoke bombs and choppers to evict urban bat colonies despite warnings it could lead to more Hendra cases.
Glenda Kwek The 22,000-strong colony of bats at Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens have been given a reprieve.
Rachel Olding Before the orchestrated removal of 22,000 flying foxes from the Royal Botanic Gardens next month, a mini-festival of the bat is being held at Cook + Phillip Park this evening.
Loud industrial noise and banging sounds will be played at Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens from today to scare off a colony of 5000 flying foxes.
Glenda Kwek So, how do you get a colony of 22,000 bats to move out of Sydney's iconic Royal Botanic Gardens? And how do you get them to go where you want?
Jim O'Rourke FLYING FOXES driven from Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens have spread as far as Bundaberg to the north and Pambula to the south, according to data from satellite tracking devices strapped around their...
Grey-headed flying foxes are to be driven out of the Royal Botanic Gardens by industrial noise after the Environment Minister, Peter Garrett, gave his approval.
Megan Backhouse No animal is too small or plant too scrappy to be included in the biological
Meeri Kim From ultrasonic bat chirps to eerie whale songs, the animal kingdom is a noisy place. While some sounds might have meaning - typically something like "I'm a male, aren't I great?" - no other...