Raising An Orphaned Fruit Bat By Hand – VIDEO

Here’s an amazing video of an orphaned short-tailed fruit bat being hand-raised by dedicated animal lovers at Bat World Sanctuary.

The mother of the tiny bat, known as “Lil’ Drac,” was rescued after a zoo closure. The stress of this transfer caused her to abandon her baby. So Lil’ Drac was raised by Bat World Sanctuary volunteers in their headquarters in Mineral Wells, Texas.

Fascinating to see how such a tiny creature can be raised by humans.

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Muriel Servaege
Muriel Servaege5 years ago

Bats should be more respected. If they disappear, it will be a great loss. On the other hand, it is fascinating to see how well they can evolve when being taken care of by man.

SeattleAnn S.
Ann S6 years ago

Bats are so misunderstood and mistreated. They have helped mankind by eating disease-carrying insects and pests (although I realize the particular bat featured here is a fruit bat). Thanks for caring for this amazing creature.

Christina B.
Christina B6 years ago

Thumbs up to Michael C.!

Thank you for this adorable, cute video. What a sweet, miniature creature that was!

debby ro
Deborah ro6 years ago

thanks for this video

michael c.
corbin m6 years ago

So CUTE!!! You know somewhere, hoping he doesn't get seen, even Batman is having an awwww moment.

Frances N.
Frances Niquet6 years ago

They are one of the most adorable creatures .

Susan O.
Susan O6 years ago

Bats are God's antidote to mosquitoes :=))

Suzanne Loewen
Suzanne L6 years ago

He is so adorable. Love the way he rocks himself.

Judith Corrigan
Judith Corrigan6 years ago

How adorable.

Nicole P.
Nicole Sedkowski6 years ago

I love bats!

Aww he was just adorable!

Thanks for posting.