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.


Bat World Sanctuary is a 501c3 non-profit, and purchases in our store helps us care for over 600 non-releaseable bats. 🦇 

Visit to see our full store, or to learn more!
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Love bats? Live in North Texas? Come volunteer at the only accredited bat sanctuary on earth! Volunteers get to help with daily bat care, hand out melon treats, and 'hang' with the coolest animal on the planet. 🦇

If you would like to join our team, please follow the link below to submit your application and for additional information.
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The Florida 5 are settling in well! 🥰

If you didn't catch the post in our Behind the Scenes Facebook page, we recently had 5 beautiful, elderly variable flying foxes come to us from a wonderful organization that wanted to ensure they had the very best care in their final years, and they reached out to us as we are set up specifically for elderly bats.

 Our enclosures are designed with soft mesh, padded floors, and extra hammocks to recline and rest. When needed, older bats are moved to our "Geribatric ward" when they have trouble getting around. Since they arrived, they've been slowly becoming accustomed to our staff members, and we are happy to report that they are now all taking treats by hand. Although they are still settling in, we are thrilled with their progress. They are having a blast exploring every inch of our indoor/outdoor flight enclosure, and are quickly making friends with the other non-releasable fruit bats.
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Starlie just wanted to pop in really quick before she heads back to sleep to remind our amazing followers how wonderful y’all are. ❤️ 
She says happy Wednesday, and she hopes everyone is having a great day! And don’t fret, the lighting nearby was only used for the staff to clean! 😊
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Our 2024 calendar is finally here!!!

It measures 11 x 8.5, is full color, and features bats rescued in 2023 as well as a few of our previously rescued bats.  Bat holidays are listed as well as all regular holidays!🙂 

All proceeds go towards buying food, medication, and enrichment for the rescued bats of Bat World Sanctuary, and orders are fulfilled on site by staff and volunteers. Each order comes with a copy of our annual report magazine, full of stories and photos of rescued bats that your purchase helps support.

Orders yours via the link below, or view our story...
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Although I was attempting to get a cute video of the short tailed fruit bats stealing melon out of the palm of my hand, The Captain had other ideas. He truly doesn't understand the concept of personal space. 🦇
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Today's 30 seconds of Happy Monday #mealwormmunchfest bliss is brought to you be Ben! Caption his thoughts as he's chowing down on breakfast ✌️💜🦇
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#HappyBaturday! The Captain, a rescued Indian flying fox, loves to spend his weekends solving treat puzzles filled with his favorite snack of all time... honeydew!  Come check out The Captains puzzle party by tuning into our live 24/7 bat cams, which you can find at the link below. See you there!
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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