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Cute Animal Video of the Day: Nursing an Orphaned Fruit Bat

Cute Animal Video of the Day: Nursing an Orphaned Fruit Bat

The Bat World Sanctuary in Mineral Wells, Texas has provided abandoned and injured bats with the help they need for over two decades, releasing them back to the wild whenever feasible. When new rescues come in, a staff of trained volunteers attend to their needs. Many of these rescues involve babies abandoned by frightened mothers.

This particular rescue, a straw-colored megabat, came to the Sanctuary with her mother, both having been rescued from the exotic pet trade. However, mama bat could not care for her child, so the staff set in to nurse them both back to health. Both are now doing well.

Watch how volunteers helped feed the fidgety baby:

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4:32PM PDT on May 12, 2013

So cute! I love bats!

1:26PM PST on Jan 27, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

2:28PM PST on Jan 18, 2013

so cute

2:20PM PST on Jan 16, 2013

Cute thanks for taking care of them°!!!

1:00PM PST on Jan 16, 2013

Thank You for the volunteer!!! I love bats too....

9:17AM PST on Jan 15, 2013

I think bats are so cool too. When I was in Udaipur I remember thinking, why are all these birds out squeaking in the dark. The next morning I realized there were hundreds of bats roosting in the trees. They were beautiful cratures with faces like little foxes. Bats may not be cute and cuddly in the stereotypical sense but they are beautiful in their way and wonderful creatures that do the world a great service.

2:07AM PST on Jan 15, 2013

Aww cute

5:17PM PST on Jan 14, 2013

Nothing adorable about being orphaned and therefore have to rely on human intervention to survive!
Every day at dusk I count myself lucky to witness 1000's of fruitbats leaving their roosts to fly overhead toward the rainforest and send up thoughts of safety, procreation and abundance for them, many people don't realise that our existence depends on them and not the other way round!

11:00AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

I love Bat World Sanctuary. Thanks for your good work.

8:52AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

What a lovely mob to have! Wish you were close by so I could volunteer!

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