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Orphaned Baby Short-Tailed Fruit Bat Is Hand-Raised


Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, goodnews, wildlife, wildanimals, rescued )

Beth
- 953 days ago - io9.com
Lil' Drac was hand-raised at Bat World Sanctuary. This video should remind us that all life is precious. He's a cute little guy, too! Watch how he reacts to a loving touch the same as any baby.



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Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 10:40 am
Thanks Beth...we are all one.
 

Jim Phillips (3215)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 10:43 am
Cute story with video. Show how this aby bat is being fed plus other info.

Bats are so important these days as there is an on going epidemic with bats.
Bats provide3 a very valuable service ecology wise.

TY, Beth.
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. (0)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 10:47 am
thanks Beth...oh so cute......and once again..Jim is so right.
 

Veronique L. (210)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 10:48 am
He he....this is great!
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 10:48 am
Very Cute Baby :-)
TY, Beth.
 

Elize Labuschagne (190)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 11:01 am
Adorable!!! All life is just so precious.
 

Dotti Lydon (116)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 11:06 am
Thank you Beth. That was just the sweetest video and story ever.
 

Jane Barton (966)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 11:09 am
My mother tried to indoctrinate me with a bunch of superstitions about bats when I was young, like they would get your hair, but I didn't believe a word of it. They would come out at night and fly around and eat insects. Bats are cute, even the adults.
 

Penny C. (79)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 11:12 am
So cute.
 

Judith Pecho (5)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 11:24 am
Isn't that so precious. All life has a purpose and fits into the complexity of nature. We must learn to see the uniqueness of each and treat all with respect and caring. What these people at the rescue for bats are doing is wonderful and helps us see bats in a different way. My fear has always been because of rabies, and thus to see them as threatening and not be tolerated. Actually a bat likes to "hang out" on one of the beam in the covered patio. It has been there for at least two years. In the morning there is mice like droppings on the floor and I could not figure where it was coming from, but it was at least one bat that found refuge there at night.
Where do bats go in the winter? Do they hibernate. I have put a screen down to keep the cold air away from the house and so the bats cannot go there now. Imagine that they have another alternative place to go, but feel badly to block it from it's former refuge.
 

Kimberly Wright (325)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 11:32 am
Miracles life can hand us.. thank you
 

Mary T. (188)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 11:32 am
Thanks Beth for sharing this wonderful video and a big thanks to the people that are doing this for this cutie.
 

Regina P. (79)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 12:42 pm
Thank you Beth for sharing such a wonderful story & experience.
 

bilja k. (48)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 12:44 pm
unique.
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 12:54 pm
I love bats! TY Beth for sharing this heartwarming story!
 

Robert B. (57)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 1:41 pm
All animals are special and worthy of our respect and care.
 

Lynn Squance (226)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 1:53 pm
I remember as a child seeing the bats come out at night flying across and along the pathway between our house and the neighbour's. They bothered me because they would fly low and grab my hair. I thought all bats were blood-suckers until my father told me that there are many different kinds of bats and they do us a service by eating mosquitoes etc. When I was young in Ontario, there were problems with bats and rabies, but now I know many other animals get rabies too.
This is such a wonderful story and Lil Drac is such a cutie.
 

Ruth S. (314)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 1:54 pm
Awww, what a cutie.
 

Constance F. (436)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 1:58 pm
O wow! great find. Thank you! Sweet beautiful baby bat. I love how he hung upside down on her finger and rocked himself. What a great job to have. That to me would be the best vocation - to care for baby animals that were orphaned. Next lifetime.
 

Patt Tashjian (50)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 2:08 pm
He is soooo cute Beth. Thanks for the honor of viewing good people doing great work!!
 

tracey p. (84)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 2:10 pm
Wonderful...what a precious little guy. I was actually moved to tears, watching him rock his little self.
Thank you for this.
 

AWAYnotHERE M. (445)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 2:49 pm
Oh Thank you so much for this VIDEO AT SITE BETH!

How special is this wee one, so sad he lost his Mom, but from the video the care that was given to save him was so special that I have tears and "waves" going through me right now!. Loved it when they used the (what looked like a tooth pick gum brush to brush him)....wipe him down, and Then he Rocks on the finger, so tiny.

Absolutely Outstanding Find like Constance said, and while I have never been a Fan of Bats, I am NOW!

Thank you so much Beth again for quite the awesome and special video! Outsanding comments and gotta send this one on! xx
 

Eternal Gardener (702)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 3:53 pm
All life is sacred... beautiful little noebie baby bat. Thanks Beth!
 

Terrie Williams (759)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 3:57 pm
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, how precious is that! He's so cute!!!!!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 4:05 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing.
 

NicoleAWAY W. (629)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 4:35 pm
aww, so adorable, thank you Beth!
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 4:45 pm
so very cute!!! thanks so much Beth
 

Sarah G. (111)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 5:31 pm
The skill of these rescuers is really inspiring. What a cute baby; great music, too.
 

James W. (257)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 5:55 pm
Awesome video, I like to rock after a good meal too!
 

Henriette Matthijssen (147)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 6:09 pm
And he Rocks, all lives matter! Very much enjoyed. Thanks.
 

Valerie H. (134)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 6:18 pm
...thanks for sharing with us!
 

Agnes N. (717)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 6:21 pm
Thanks Henriette, Beth...for sharing this..so cute...:)
 

Sue McGuey (100)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 6:40 pm
Noted!~ Awww So cute & adorable....I don't dislike bats but, fruit bats are precious!~
 

Mimi S. (43)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 7:20 pm
Great story! Loved the video! Thanks!
 

Victor M. (236)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 7:34 pm
GREAT!!!!!
 

Diane Stollger (40)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 8:45 pm
I never would have thought a bat could be cute, but I was wrong. What a cute little guy Drac is. So sweet the way he rocks himself to sleep.
 

Kim O. (403)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 9:40 pm
Thanks for the great story Beth!!! He's so cute!!! Ingenious using the sponge!! Never would have thought of it! I hope he keeps getting stronger, poor little mite!
 

. (1)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 11:04 pm
Wonderful! Thank you Beth.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 11:09 pm
What a cute little guy! I'm so glad that he's being cared for! Thanks for sharing this story, Beth!
 

Tracey E. (87)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 11:56 pm
AWWWWWWWW! THAT LITTLE GUY IS SO ADORABLE!!!! THAT WAS AWESOME! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!! XOXO
 

Floodedarea Please Help (220)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 12:16 am
;D noted with thanks
Thank you, Beth!
 

Calliope S. (47)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 12:44 am
The miracle of life is played out in this story. The significance of preserving precious life no matter how tiny it might be. The principle is the same. The care and love that has been extended to this tiny creature bears more weight than one can imagine. What we see practiced here is kindness, respect and an understanding that all creatures have a right to life. One day all creatures will be treated in the same manner when humans shift their perceptions on life.
 

Carol Cowbrough (95)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 1:37 am
So sweet!
 

Sue D. (156)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 1:59 am
Very cute - of course, I watched several other bat videos too since I've never really seen what they look like. Too cute! but what sharp little teeth.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 3:47 am
Sooo beautiful! Noted, thanks!
 

ellen m. (233)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 4:23 am
I'm sure all those mothers that were always secretly afraid of dropping their babies held their breath as long as I did!
Those hands , so gentle, you could actualy feel the love and reciprocation.
I sent you a green star Beth, but you deserve a gold one for finding and sharing this! 1love
 

Esther Z. (101)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 6:24 am
Awwww......how adorable is little Drac! So little, and I loved it when he started to rock himself after being fed. Rock on, little Drac!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 7:38 am
thank you for this very sweet video - I thoroughly enjoyed it.
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (220)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 8:56 am
Just the cutest face ever!
 

aj E. (163)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 9:03 am
thx
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 10:24 am
What a cute little guy!
 

Miles M. (4)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 10:31 am
Interesting, cute animal. Enjoy watching them here flying around. Dragon flies eat the mosquitoes, bats eat the dragon fly. Nature is beautiful to watch
 

Bek W. (0)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 11:37 am
Adorable!
 

Marlene Dinkins (230)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 12:18 pm
he is precoiuse, his life is also preciouse everylive is preciouse the little batt bellissimo he is adorable!!!!!! thanks for this information.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 2:44 pm
Cute , glad he is healthy looking !
 

Brenda M. (133)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 6:44 pm
N'd, Thank You Beth for the story and the smile!! He's is just to cute, yes I want to hug him.... :)
 

Jill Vickerman (426)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 8:09 am
I loved the way he rocks his little self to sleep...bless him.
 

Jana Repova (63)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 8:59 am
I have no words, hes so adorable, sweet and beautiful.... Thank you for sharing Beth! I am glad hes OK.
 

Elizabeth P. (102)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 2:50 pm
My grand childeren thought that was great. Thanks.
 

Hana Bosco (38)
Friday December 16, 2011, 2:59 pm
Thank you very much Beth for sharing!
 

Mariette G. (145)
Friday December 16, 2011, 3:15 pm
What a sweet little thing! Thank you so much for sharing Beth!
 

Vicky P. (462)
Saturday December 17, 2011, 12:31 pm
awww, it's so cute
 

Genoveva M M. (331)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 3:04 am
Such a tiny little baby and full of life. Adorable!
Thanks Elizabeth.
 

Stella AWAY W. (258)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 2:11 pm
Thanks for sharing, Beth! The miracle of life - every member of our animal kingdom is precious!
 

Karen Tucker (39)
Tuesday January 10, 2012, 4:25 pm
noted -- loved the story.
 

Grainne OCarroll (72)
Monday February 27, 2012, 5:33 am
I never knew bats were so cute!!
 
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