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.


That awkward moment when the camera-(wo)man catches you with your mouth full. 😳  #awkwardmoments #insectivore
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JOIN THE SUNSHINE RESCUE CLUB!  In addition to over 400 permanent residents cared for daily at Bat World Sanctuary, we rescue hundreds of bats and return them to the wild. We also support rescuers around the world. But, each time we provide support, we spend more of our time and resources. We now have an all new way to donate directly on our site. By donating $8.80 monthly, you help us support bats worldwide. Why $8.80? in 1988, a little bat named “Sunshine” was rescued. She later became the inspiration for Bat World Sanctuary. Since then, tens of thousands of bats around the world have been rescued in her name.  Click the link below the learn more! Link can also be found in our story.
Did you know that we have an Amazon Wishlist? It is updated with much-needed items that are used in caring for our rescued bats. Amazon Wishlist donations are an easy way to support the bats you have come to love and enjoy watching on our social media pages.  Right now, we are particularly in need of apple juice and fruit!  Check our story for a link, or the linktree in our bio!
Back in September, on North Texas Giving Day, we raised the funds to purchase a brand new fire alarm system. This system will automatically alert the fire department, as well as the staff on site, in the event smoke is detected. We are pleased to announce that the installation is officially complete!  Thank you so very much for your support in helping us get this critically important system in place We now have an extra layer of security for the sanctuary bats! #NorthTexasGivingDay
The Seychelles islands' only native mammal, the Seychelles flying fox, is in trouble. Although only 8500 individuals were identified in a 2004 census of the species, restaurants and resorts continue to hunt and serve fruit bats to tourists. A new census was proposed by the Ministry in 2020, and as of 2023, the census has just begun, but it can take years to complete. In the meantime, bats will continue to be hunted for tourist consumption.  We have partnered with @protect.paradise a wildlife rehabilitation and protection agency dedicated to preserving the island's native species. Together, we are asking for the public's assistance to raise awareness and halt this trade during the census. For every $1.45 donated towards the fundraiser linked below, we can send a letter on your behalf to one of 12 restaurants with fruit bat on the menu, as well as members of the Ministry.  To learn more about the plight of Seychelles' fruit bats, and about how you can help, please visit this link:  To donate towards the fundraiser and send a letter to the restaurants involved, please see our fundraiser link:


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