By: Jake
Species: Black Flying Fox
Date: 29.05.2021

About this flag

Black Flying Fox

  • Element 1: Emblem

    Behaviour - hanging

    Unlike birds, bats cannot launch their bodies into the air from the ground, because their wings don't produce enough lift to take off. If a roosting bat need to escape quickly, hanging upside-down means they are already in the perfect position to spread their wings and fly away.

  • Element 2: Pattern

    Habitat - urbanisation

    Due to habitat loss (through vegetation clearance), flying foxes have become increasingly urbanised in recent years, attracted to the variety native and exotic plant species favoured by people in urban and suburban areas.