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Flying Foxes often get brought into care as orphans as a result from their mothers being killed by Paralysis Tick.
The recent increase in tick incidents has occurred, in part, due to habitat loss and the introduction of wild tobacco. Wild tobacco, a small tree, produces a yellow berry which attracts the Flying Fox. As such, the Flying Fox is lured closer to the ground and can come into contact with the tick.
Flying Foxes have no resistance to the venom injected by the tick and often die.

 

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