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Baby Bat Orphans (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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9:32PM PDT on Apr 12, 2014

Truly, I would like to thank Trish for the admirable, loving way that she works with these absolutely beautiful animals. If only I lived closer. I would be your faithful volunteer. I truly love people like you. The little monkey, baby bats & baby sloths are just too cute. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing videos. God bless you and all of the little babies!!

5:55AM PST on Feb 24, 2014

We need people like Trish - it gives me hope that my grandkids will see these beautiful animals.

1:38PM PST on Feb 10, 2014

Trish, you are an inspiration and a symbol of all that can be good and worthwhile in this world.

I don't wish to politicise your humane work but I would commend this video to all politicians and urge them to follow *your* example - one which could lead us to a better future - rather than continue down the time worn paths of self-serving conflict.

Trish, your selfless devotion to these bats is indescribably courageous and compassionate. I salute you.

9:00AM PST on Feb 10, 2014

They´re so very cute, but I fear if my 2 tomcats Thori and Gizzy´d see them they´d love to eat them...!

2:46PM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

Thank you for the post. God Bless these babies and their caretakers. Thank you for all you do for them.

8:46AM PDT on Jun 18, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

4:00AM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

:)

1:16AM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

Awesome!!! Tyvm for sharing...

3:14PM PDT on May 28, 2013

adorable!

3:04PM PDT on May 27, 2013

What a wonderful thing to do. Bats are so misunderstood.

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