The Largest Bat Sanctuary on Earth

Bat 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 rescued 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.


Good afternoon from Langolier the Egyptian fruit bat! He had to have a bit of a bath today after partying a little too hard last night. ❤️

Langolier is an elderly boy who resides in our Geribatric enclosure, a specially built home specifically for the elderly fruit bats that can no longer fly. The Geribatric enclosure hangs within the larger fruit bat enclosure, so that the older folks can still see and hear the rest of their roost mates. Decked out with extra padding, snacks, and hammocks, it really is a retirement home fit for a king. 🦇
Every night, a caretaker fills various buckets and toys with the fruit bats favorite- melon! This miniature bucket is a favorite of the Jamaican fruit bats, who can be seen immediately diving into it and snatching a bite before flying away. ❤️
Did you know...

Bats wings have very few nerve endings, and they are often able to grow back and heal from rips and tears! Close your eyes and feel your eyelid... that's what a bats wing feels like. Miss Chessie (who has since passed on) was quite a show off with her big beautiful wings. ❤️
Happy Monday, peeps!

From shy Zogi, hanging out by these flowers to make them look pretty at Bat World Sanctuary in Cool, Texas. Please respond with your location, and where are you hanging out today? (or should we say which room?).😜
When you have a new bestie whether you want one or not 😁
Dory is out resident hoary bat. Wayne is a Mexican freetail that we are rehabilitating and who soon will be released. Wayne has decided that Dory is his new fluffy buddy! What do you think? BFFs for life?
Mealworms are here!!! 

A big thank you to this week's donors, Linda and Ashley, for your generous donations. The batties will be SO thrilled! ❤️
Welcome, Cody!

Cody is a Mexican free-tail, and having just recently arrived back to town from migrating to Mexico, he lost his way a bit. Perhaps he was simply mistaken on where his colony was, or chasing a tasty bug, but he ended up grounded at a local school. Thankfully, teachers found him and safely scooped him up for the trip to Bat World. 

Upon arrival, Cody was given a full check up- even though he insisted he didn't need one. His chattering didn't deter the caretakers who wanted to ensure he was healthy before releasing him. Cody was indeed correct, and it was found that he was in perfect health and ready to go back to the wild. After a good meal, he was released nearby, and he will surely return to his colony this evening. 

A big thank you to the kind teachers and staff that stepped up to make sure Cody was safe, as well as transporting him to us!


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