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Daily Cute: Orphaned Baby Bats Nursed to Perfect Health

Daily Cute: Orphaned Baby Bats Nursed to Perfect Health

Editor’s note: This post is a Care2 favorite, back by popular demand. It was originally posted on March 7, 2014. Enjoy!

These baby bats, all orphans, are being taken care of by a wonderful woman a few select volunteers in Australia. Once they’re old enough and strong enough, they’ll be released back into the wild to live full, happy lives.

From the description on the video:

Trish Wimberley looks after hundreds of orphaned baby bats and rears them until they can be released into the wild. It’s a tireless, never ending job which keeps her awake all hours (she apparently went 3 nights without sleeping once). A typical day may include feeding (the food is about $1000 a week), health checks, doing their laundry (the dryer and washing machine electricity bill costs up to $8000 every 3 or 4 months!), bat transportation for release — everything they need in order to survive. You’d think she’d need an army of people to help but she makes do with only a few loyal volunteers. It just goes to show, motherhood can transcend between all species and Trish is happy playing that role to assist a creature that is vital to the Australian ecosystem.

This video only shows a small section of the hospital. As the bats get ready to return to the wild they are moved to soft release exhibits.

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11:20AM PDT on Jun 20, 2015

Thanks for sharing

11:55AM PDT on Apr 25, 2015

Way to go Trish. For so many years bats were treated like vermin. Finally, they are being recognized as friends of the environment for eating harmful insects.

4:20AM PDT on Apr 25, 2015

Lovely:) Thank you for sharing:)

9:38AM PDT on Apr 17, 2015

such sweet little things

5:55AM PDT on Apr 17, 2015

What a great labor of love and dedication. Baby bats are so lovely.

12:29AM PDT on Apr 17, 2015

Amazing work and an Amazing woman.Thanks for all you do.

12:17AM PDT on Apr 17, 2015

thank you

3:24PM PDT on Apr 16, 2015

LOVE BATS! I'm very sorry to be too far away to help! But, I suspect we could all send a few dollars.....just saying.

1:47AM PDT on Apr 16, 2015

noted

12:15AM PDT on Apr 16, 2015

How lovely! What an amazing woman. Truly a Batwoman. Still smiling.

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