WHY SAVE BATS?
Bats are clean, gentle and intelligent, they are vital to the ecosystem, and they enhance our lives in many ways. Fruit and nectar bats bring us approximately 450 commercial products and over 80 different medicines through seed dispersal and pollination. Up to 98% of all rainforest regrowth comes from seeds that have been spread by fruit bats. Insect-eating bats are literal vacuum cleaners of the night skies, eating millions upon millions of harmful bugs. They protect us by eating insect-pests that destroy crops as well as insects that cause human disease.
WHAT WE DO
In a world where so many look away, Bat World Sanctuary is on the front line to end the abuse and destruction of bats. We are recognized as the world’s leader in bat care standards and rehabilitation treatments.
Each year we rescue hundreds of bats who might otherwise die. Lifetime sanctuary is given to non-releasable bats, including those that are orphaned, injured, confiscated from the illegal pet trade and retired from zoos and research facilities. Bat World Sanctuary was founded in 1994 and is a 501c3 non-profit, volunteer based organization. Donations allow us to continue our rescue efforts for bats. You can help us save bats by educating others about their plight, and by donating to Bat World Sanctuary. Click here to read our mission. Please join us on Facebook and You Tube and Google+.
Please note that our sanctuary is not open for tours. Many of the bats in our care have lived terrible lives before coming to us. We try to provide a life of peace and happiness to them and tours can be very stressful. One of the reasons we share so many photos and videos online is because we don’t give tours – it allows us to educate without causing stress to the bats.
SPONSOR A BAT IN NEED
Sponsorships help us provide food and medical supplies for the bats who cannot be released back into the wild. Our sponsorship program supports bats who will live out their lives with us, as well as other bats who need to be rescued. Click here to Adopt-a-Bat!