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Please help lost bats!
Bats sometimes find their way inside human structures during the spring and fall for a number of reasons. They could be youngsters experiencing their first migration and have lost their way, or they could be confused adults who have lost their habitat due to human encroachment. Please be kind to bats; never place them outside in rainy or harsh weather as that is a death sentence. Instead, see the information on this page and if needed, call a rescuer in your area right away. There are instructions below our Locate a Rescuer map on how to safely contain a bat until help can be found. Please also remember to protect yourself while protecting them – never rescue a bat barehanded.


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.

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WHAT WE DO

rescue work video pic_edited-1Bat World Sanctuary is on the front line to end the mistreatment of bats.  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, and retired from the exotic pet trade, zoos and research facilities. Bat World was founded in 1994 and is a 501c3 non-profit, accredited organization with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. Donations allow us to continue our rescue efforts for bats.

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19 hours ago

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This sweet mother bat had a large load of small ticks on her chest and abdomen which made her to weak to fly with her pup. She ended up grounded and then found her way into a building. Bats are devoted mother's so she might have been able to fly away herself, but she refused to leave her baby behind. If the person who found them would had taken them out "so they can fly off", he would have sent them to their deaths. Thankfully he called Bat World Bulgaria instead.

The ticks were removed and the mother is very weak, but she is receiving antibiotics, nutritional food and rest at Bat World Bulgaria. The baby is also weak and he is being fed and cared for until mom can once again do the job herself. Both bats will be released back to the wild when they are able to survive on their own.

Your support allows us to save bats around the world like this small, precious family. Thank you for anything you can give to help the bats. <3(With the decision to look for advice, the person who found this mother and her baby, has literally saved them.
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Напоследък съм длъжник на всички ви, защото бебешкият сезон е най-интересното време, а аз заради хроничното изтощение, подготвянето на новото ни прекрасно място, безсилието пред течащото саниране и личните ми здравословни проблеми, трудно крада време да ви разказвам.

Но ще опитам да показвам в картинки едно важно нещо:

Ако намерите прилеп през деня на земята или на открито, потърсете съдействие от човек, който се занимава с лечение на пострадали прилепи.

Защото идеалният случай е човек да го премести някъде и той да си отлети по живо, по здраво, или да "върне" бебето на майката. Дяволът обаче е в подробностите и трябва в тези действия да няма опасност, както и намереният прилеп да е добре.

Прилепите са много непознати същества и преценката дали е добре не могат много хора да я направят, уви! Случвало се е дори ветеринар да ми предаде прилеп, казвайки че е добре, а той всъщност е с фрактура на крилото.

Ето и тази намерена с бебето си майчица - ако човекът просто ги беше изнесъл извън жилищния вход, където ги е намерил, "за да си отлетят", щеше да ги обрече на смърт.

Тя е много слаба, изтощена и от невъобразимото количество паразити и супер дехидратирана - иглата на спринцоката едвам пробива кожата й. Бебето също е слабо и дехидратирано, но слава Богу, по-малко от мама.

В това станало вече твърде тежко състояние, тя не би могла да се възстанови сама и да се погрижи за себе си и за дедето си. А това означава смърт.

С решението да потърси съвет, човекът, който я е намерил, буквално ги е спасил.

Сега остава ние да успеем да се погрижим за останалото.

Благодарим ви, че сте с нас и че помагате информацията да стига до повече хора!

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Твърде много прилепи губят живота си заради нас хората. Нека ги пазим❤🦇❤

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Lately I owe you all a lot. The baby season is the most interesting time but due to chronical fatigue, the preparation of our new place, the lack of power on the running rehabilitation and my personal health problems, I can hardly steal time to talk to you.

But I will try to show something important through pictures:

If you find a bat midday on the ground or in the open, look for help from somebody who deals with treating injured bats.

Because the ideal case scenario is for somebody to move the bad somewhre and for it to fly off or to "return" the baby to it's mother. However, the devil is in the little details and those actions need to be not be dangerous, as well as for the bat to be safe.

Bats are wuite unknown creatures and whether or not something is good for them is an estinate not a lot of people can make. It has happened before even a veterinarian to give me a bat, saying it's ok when in reality it has a fractured wing.

Here is and the mother found with her baby - if the person had just taken them out mside of the building where they were found "so they can fly off", he'd be sending them off to their death.

She is really weak, exhausted from an unimaginable amount of parasities and super dehydrated - the seringe's needle can barely go through her skin. The baby is weak and dehydrated as well but luckily not as much as mummy.

In a conditon as bad as her current one, the mother wouldn't be able to get better on her own and care if both herself and her baby. And this means death.

By making the decision to find advice, the person who found her, literally saved them.

All that's left is for us to manage and take care of the rest.

Thank you for being with us and helping spread the information to more people!

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Too many bats lose their lifes because of us humans. Let's protect them. ❤🦇❤
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