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: