Elsey National Park
|Elsey National Park|
Map of Elsey National Park
|Nearest town or city||Mataranka|
|Area||138.96 km2 (53.7 sq mi)|
|Website||Elsey National Park|
|See also||Protected areas of the Northern Territory|
The thermal springs are home to a well known colony of the little red fruit-bat, species Pteropus scapulatus, an attraction that has also been discouraged from inhabiting the site for the strong odour of their camps. These fruit eating bats roost during the day at the stands of bamboo, often in large numbers, and leave at night to feed on nectar from trees.
- "CAPAD 2012 Northern Territory Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
- Elsey National Park, nt.gov.au.
- "Parks and Wildlife Commission NT". Retrieved 12 April 2016.
- “Mataranka Falls”.
- “Mataranka Thermal Pools” .
- Roper region, Northern Territory.
- Richards, G.C.; Hall, L.S.; Parish, S. (photography) (2012). A natural history of Australian bats : working the night shift. CSIRO Pub. p. 13. ISBN 9780643103740.
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