The Times – Flying foxes fall prey to Earth’s rising temperature

Flying foxes have been dropping off trees and dying in droves because of the effects of climate change, researchers say.

They mean bats. Bats, unfortunately, are unlikely to bring small school children to tears. However! They managed to ban hunting with hounds because of cute little foxes so, voilà! Bats = “flying foxes”!

(Yes, I’ve heard them called that before. But no, it isn’t exactly headline-common.)