Update – May 2015

If you see or find a Flying-fox (dead or alive), please promptly contact us, the Adelaide Zoo’s Animal Health Centre on Phone: 8230 1274 or Fauna Rescue of SA Inc. on 0474 204 617 or 0488 518 615 or Minton Farm Animal Rescue Centre on 0422 938 439.

ABLV (Australian Bat Lyssavirus) is a very rare rabies-associated virus and some Australian bats can be infected. There have been only 3 confirmed human cases of Australian Bat Lyssavirus within the past 17 years.  Therefore, it is very important to never handle bats – leave this to the vaccinated Bat Carers.

* Australian Bat Lyssavirus Fact Sheet: Australasian Bat Society * Hendra Virus Fact Sheet: Australasian Bat Society * Staying Safe Around Bats: SA Health