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Australia's Heat Wave Fries Bats' Brains, Hundreds Found Dead

Sweltering temperatures killed bats outside Sydney over the weekend as temperatures soared up to 117 Fahrenheit, the hottest it's been since 1939.
Hundreds of flying fox bats died near Sydney over the weekend from dehydration during a heat wave. Source: Ian Waldie

It's summer in Australia and extreme heat is causing bats' brains to fry.

Hundreds of fur-covered flying fox bats, which lack sufficient canopy cover and shade in Australia's suburbs, died outside Sydney it's been since 1939.

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