Be a Flying Fox Scientist
There are 2 ways scientists estimate flying fox numbers:
They do a fly-out count where animals are counted as they fly out of their camp to find food in the evening.
They do a ground count where animals are counted during the day while hanging in trees in their colony.
Note - only people trained to handle these wild animals should ever touch flying foxes which are on the ground.
Which way is better?
Look at the video of flying foxes leaving their camp. How many can you count? Did you count the same number as your friends?