08 January 2011

Bats in blankets

Victims of the flooding in Queensland:
Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre director Trish Wimberley and her carers have helped save 130 orphaned bats on the Gold Coast in past weeks... Carers have visited several bat 'camps' on the coast in recent weeks to find four-week-old babies on the ground covered in maggots and fly eggs. Trish said: "They're coming down to feed on the ground. That makes them vulnerable... The surviving youngsters will be bottle fed and kept either hanging on clothes lines or in special intensive care units until they are ready to fly again in about four weeks.


  1. Just look at how sweet these incredible creatures are! Bats have undeservingly gotten such a bad rap over the years. Thanks for posting this story here.

  2. Thanks for posting this story, those are the cutest bats I have seen.

  3. Oh my how adorable!! I always liked bats.. It is some people who we need to watch out for. ;P

  4. That is honestly one of the most adorable little life forms I have ever seen. Bats are a very useful
    and beneficial creature in the whole world. They have gotten a bad rap over the centuries, because of the vampire bats. Of which there are very few, and the others keep the insects from overtaking the entire world.


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