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:

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Alice Almeida
Alice Almeida4 years ago

So cute! I love bats!

Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Elizabeth H.
Elizabeth H5 years ago

so cute


Cute thanks for taking care of them°!!!

Past Member
Past Member 5 years ago

Thank You for the volunteer!!! I love bats too....

Linda McKellar
Past Member 5 years ago

I think bats are so cool too. When I was in Udaipur I remember thinking, why are all these birds out squeaking in the dark. The next morning I realized there were hundreds of bats roosting in the trees. They were beautiful cratures with faces like little foxes. Bats may not be cute and cuddly in the stereotypical sense but they are beautiful in their way and wonderful creatures that do the world a great service.

Morgraine Pottow
Morgraine Pottow5 years ago

Aww cute

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener5 years ago

Nothing adorable about being orphaned and therefore have to rely on human intervention to survive!
Every day at dusk I count myself lucky to witness 1000's of fruitbats leaving their roosts to fly overhead toward the rainforest and send up thoughts of safety, procreation and abundance for them, many people don't realise that our existence depends on them and not the other way round!

Beth Wilkerson
Beth Wilkerson5 years ago

I love Bat World Sanctuary. Thanks for your good work.

L.m. Moller
Lisa Moller5 years ago

What a lovely mob to have! Wish you were close by so I could volunteer!