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Daily Cute: Orphaned Baby Bats Nursed to Perfect Health

Daily Cute: Orphaned Baby Bats Nursed to Perfect Health

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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6:50AM PDT on May 19, 2014

I never thought I'd say this, but these bats are adorable!!
Congratulations to Trish and all her volunteers for helping these little guys!

9:34PM PDT on Mar 21, 2014

My brain melted from the squeeee! Then I shared the link so I could melt other people's brains :) :) :)

4:26PM PDT on Mar 17, 2014

Thanks for taking care of them, so cute!!!!!!!!

4:01PM PDT on Mar 13, 2014

these little creatures are adorable....they have the cute factor, and I never before thought bats were cute!!! This woman is amazing...absolutely wonderful....I applaud her for care and devotion to these little ones...

10:14PM PDT on Mar 12, 2014

Margaret Mead said:
'Never doubt that a small group of people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has'.

10:14PM PDT on Mar 12, 2014

Margaret Mead said:
'Never doubt that a small group of people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has'.

12:47PM PDT on Mar 12, 2014

Such cute creatures!

3:21PM PDT on Mar 11, 2014

Just.........wonderful !!! Thanks !! ♥ ♥ ♥

1:57PM PDT on Mar 11, 2014

Bless you Trish!

9:21PM PDT on Mar 10, 2014

Bless you Trish. Bats are wonderful animals, and your babies are utterly adorable.

I knew someone who had a fruit bat as a pet 40 years ago. He was soft, cuddly and affectionate, but a terror at parties. He's fly around the large, two story living room sampling peoples drinks on the sly.

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