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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Iskrica Knežzevic

thank you!

Mary Cromley
.3 years ago

What a wonderful woman she is! So dedicated and loving to these poor, little souls.

Liliana elliot
Past Member 3 years ago

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!!

Carol W.
Carol W3 years ago

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

Roger Hawcroft
Roger Hawcroft4 years ago

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.

Marion Friedl
Marion Friedl4 years ago

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

Kathy P.
kathy P4 years ago

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

Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Julian S.
Julian S4 years ago


Virginia Belder
Virginia Belder4 years ago

Awesome!!! Tyvm for sharing...