A Bat Hospital In Australia Rescues Baby Bats And Nurses Them Back To Health

November 3, 2014

Tolga Bat Hospital is a community group in Australia working for the conservation of bats and their habitat through partnerships in education, research, advocacy, and rescue work.

baby bat rescue hospital
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The bat pups are brought in when they are afflicted by tick paralysis or when their mothers have died or become too ill to feed them.

baby bat rescue hospital
Credit: Jurgen Freund Photography / Caters News

Volunteers rehabilitate and release the bats with a high standard of care, as well as provide a sanctuary for some of those who cannot be released.

baby bat rescue hospital
Credit: Jurgen Freund Photography / Caters News

The hospital currently has over 50 bats in care.

baby bat rescue hospital
Credit: Jurgen Freund Photography / Caters News

The day starts early around 6am and doesn't end until the last bubs are fed around 11pm.

baby bat rescue hospital
Credit: Jurgen Freund Photography / Caters News

The bubs are fed every 4 hours with feeds currently taking around three hours to complete.

baby bat rescue hospital
Credit: Jurgen Freund Photography / Caters News

baby bat rescue hospital
Credit: Jurgen Freund Photography / Caters News

baby bat rescue hospital
Credit: Jurgen Freund Photography / Caters News

(H/T) Bored Panda. Learn more at Tolga Bat Hospital.

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