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. We are also involved in conservation efforts both locally and internationally. 

Bat World was founded in 1994 and is a 501c3 non-profit, accredited organization with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.


It's Wishlist Wednesday! 🦇

I'm not sure the bats understand that you are only supposed to write Santa a wishlist for Christmas. They are very excited to do so though, and we certainly don't want to break the sad news to them.

Thankfully we have an Amazon wishlist, and all the items the bats keep asking for are on it! If you would like to be a year-round Santa for the bats, check out the link below to see what bat care items we need. 

This week the bats wrote on their lists' decaffeinated black tea, paper towels, booties, and bleach tabs. (At least we think that's what it says, the bats' handwriting still isn't the best but we are working on it!)
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Just a little Captain slo mo to brighten up your Tuesday. 🦇
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Melon time! 

One of our Florida girls is just popping in to wish you a wonderful week ahead, and of course we have The Captain getting in a big scratch and stretch. He is such a show off! 😂
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Happy Sunday! 

Good morning from Travis, a rescued Mexican free-tail bat! Travis is so excited to be picked for breakfast first that he has requested extra of our finest mealworms this morning. We are always more than happy to accommodate our amazing guests with any request, no matter how big or small! ❤️
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Snack time! 

Our African fruit bats want to apologize for the delay in getting our internet fixed! As you can hear, all of the bats are currently on the phone with representatives and are demanding that it gets turned back on tomorrow. They have also demanded that they bring delicious melon treats with them for the inconvenience! We are hoping for a swift fix tomorrow morning. ❤️
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Happy #Baturday

The Florida girls are up and at em on this stormy Saturday! Not only are they getting first dibs on their favorite treat “dates” but they wanted to let everyone know that a strong set of storms have been passing through and has knocked our facilities internet down! We are trying to get everything back up and running ASAP. If you are calling for a rescue please leave a voicemail and we will get back to you within the hour. ☺️

Until then, the Florida girls are wishing everyone a relaxing Saturday and a reminder to get your daily dose of “dates” in. ❤️
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Do you know what day it is? 🦇🍑

Drum roll please! Ben has a very special surprise for today’s #batbootyfriday. I wonder what it could be? The suspense is driving me crazy! 😁
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It's Wishlist Wednesday! 🦇

Did you know we have an Amazon wishlist? We are very much in need of the Dixie cups for treats, whey powder and decaffeinated black tea for the fruit bat food, medium blue gloves, bleach tabs, white trash bags, and paper towels! If you would like to send any of these supplies directly to the bats, you can find them all on our wishlist. 😁

Our wishlist is an invaluable tool for donations, and it allows us to spend less time on supply runs, and more time saving bats. Check out the link below! ❤
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Sponsorships help us provide food and medical supplies for the bats who cannot be released back into the wild. Symbolically adopt the bat of your choice by sending a one-time donation of $35.00 (and adopt a second bat for just $25!). A great educational tool, and the perfect gift for bat enthusiasts! Please note: This program supports the bats pictured below (who will live out their lives with us) as well as other bats in need. Bats are occasionally retired due to old age or illness, but otherwise remain in the program for anyone who wishes to support them.

Click on a photo to sponsor any bat below!


  • A personalized adoption certificate
  • A matted 5″ x 7″ glossy photo of your bat
  • Your bat’s personal story
  • A graphic representing the size of your bat
  • The natural history of the species
  • An online subscription to Night Flight News emails.
  • A bat rescue card.
  • A myths and facts card.
  • A beautiful bookmark




The Captain

Benger the Avenger

Little Ernie



Lil Drac