The Nature Conservation Act 1992 protects all flying-foxes in Queensland. There are four types of flying-foxes that are native to mainland Australia.
Three of these live in Logan:
Grey-headed flying-foxes are one of the largest bats in the world. They have grey fur on their heads and orange-brown furry collars. These flying-foxes are vulnerable to extinction. They are further protected by the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Black flying-foxes have black fur, sometimes with a brown patch on the back of their neck and shoulders. They like to form permanent camps and live in similar places as the grey-headed flying-fox.
Little red flying-foxes are the smallest of the flying-foxes in Logan. They follow the flowering patterns of the eucalypt and paperbark trees from Western Australia to Queensland. They sometimes like to live with the black and grey-headed flying-fox. You are most likely to see them in summer, roosting in trees in clusters. They won't stay for too long in Logan, before they fly home to north Queensland.
Flying-foxes help keep our native habitat and forests healthy. They pollinate plants and help spread tree seeds over large areas.