Hey, I'm Frankie,

Welcome to my Fan Club.

Join me on a mission to protect my flying-fox friends and learn about the vital role we play in our environment!

Hey, I'm Frankie,

Welcome to my Fan Club.

Join me on a mission to protect my flying-fox friends and learn about the vital role we play in our environment!
Grey-headed flying fox, no background, flying to the right

G'day, I'm Frankie the Grey-headed flying-fox.

Night-flyer, super seed-spreader, vulnerable species. Check out some fast facts about me, then scroll down for more exciting discoveries.

Nightime navigator

As a night-flyer, I'm perfectly adapted to explore the darkness

During hot days, I seek shade to cool down and catch up on sleep. But once night falls, I embark on exciting journeys, covering up to 100 kilometres in search of delicious treats. Night-time is my time to shine! With sharp senses and broad wings, I explore the dark sky, seeking tasty fruits, nectar, and pollen.

Super seed-spreader

We ensure our furry friends, the koalas, have homes and food

We can spread up to 60,000 seeds a night! We are also crucial pollinators for koala trees. Sipping nectar from their flowers, we transfer pollen, which helps these trees grow and flourish. This vital role ensures the preservation of koala habitats. Together, we contribute to the continued sustainability of our precious koala homes.

Vulnerable species

We've lost our numbers and we need your help

Grey-headed flying-foxes are now listed as 'vulnerable to extinction'. As our numbers dwindle, the delicate balance of ecosystems and the preservation of koala habitats are in jeopardy. Urgent conservation efforts are needed to protect our species and ensure the continued sustainability of our precious homes.

No touch, no harm.

Like all wild animals, flying-foxes can carry disease. They can only pass this on through bites or scratches, though, so it’s best to admire them from afar. If you spot a sick or injured flying-fox, please contact FAWNA: 02 6581 4141 or your local wildlife assistance. Together, we can ensure the well-being of these remarkable creatures and our community.

The Fan Club Promise

  • Respect flying-foxes and their homes
  • Share facts not fiction about flying-foxes
  • Keep safe by not touching flying-foxes
  • Report sick/injured flying-foxes to FAWNA
  • Promote Frankie’s Fan Club

Frankie's Fan Club Members Gallery

Kooloonbung Count

Kooloonbung Creek Camp Census Report, as at 16 February 2024 (estimate)

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Grey-headed Flying Fox
Black foxes wrapped up sleeping
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Black Flying Fox
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Little Red Flying Fox

Local facts and stats

The largest population of flying foxes in our region can be found at the Kooloonbung Creek Nature Reserve, where numbers can reach up to 20,000 during both autumn and spring and grow to 100,000 in summer.

Learn about Port Macquarie-Hastings Council’s adopted approach to flying-fox management – balancing the needs of residents living near the camp and the welfare and conservation of the flying-fox. Read the Kooloonbung Creek Flying Fox Camp Management Plan and download the latest Action Report.

Learn with our Little Legends

Check out our Local Camp

Kooloonbung Creek Flying Fox CampSnap Content

Updates from our youngest fans

Snippets from Frankie’s Adventures with Little Legends around our community, via our schools resource, the Flying Fox Box

Remember, you don't have to be a friend, to be a fan.

We know we can be a bit smelly, noisy, and messy. Some people love us regardless, but we don't expect you to.
Not our friend? You can still be our fan. After all, a friend loves you, a fan loves your work. And we do pretty important work! Keen to join the Club?

Frankie’s Fan Club is an education project in response to Port Macquarie-Hastings Council’s Kooloonbung Creek Flying Fox Camp Management Plan.
Read the plan to learn more about Council’s adopted approach to flying-fox management – balancing the needs of residents living near the camp and the welfare and conservation of the flying-fox.

Complete this form to sign up to Frankie’s Fan Club updates.

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