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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.Β  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. Donations allow us to continue our rescue efforts for bats.

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Edit: No longer live! See you guys next weekend! Until then, don't forget to check out our Batcams!
batworld.org/bat-cams/

Can’t think of a better way to spend your Sunday evening than hanging out with Emmy while she gives treats to rescued fruit bats! Kick back and relax!
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I am amazed at how how well know who everyone is so quickly, especially as they fly by.

Awww lil old man Enzo πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί I love them all so much. It’s so cool that you do this for all of us!

Are you ever in need of volunteers or know of other sanctuaries that need volunteers? I'm in San Antonio TX

Diana Rankin Bauer I have been following this Bat World Sanctuary for a while. I have donated too. Look at these cute faces and sweet bats... they are friendly.

Looks like you have the best job. They are so sweet.πŸ¦‡β€οΈ

Addison did very well, Juniper suits the pretty girl πŸ–€

Do they like pineapple? Can't remember if I've asked before. I love the stuff.

I love them all so much, they’re absolutely precious little sky puppies πŸ–€

I love when you guys post about her! I love her name!

I just saw two bats flying overhead tonight for this first time since before winter here in Raleigh NC

Donated on Friday and can’t thank you enough for all that y’all do πŸ–€

Do you get licked by them often? Seems so endearing.

I always say TEXAS has the most bipolar weather 😩

Awww I love their lil noises. They are beautiful. From Norfolk UK πŸ₯°

I never thought I'd fall in love with bats, but thanks to y'all and the work y'all do, I have a newfound love for them. Thanks

They sound like squeaky toys 🀣

So we have been watching this with the phone upside down and it looks like a dance party!!! Love every second

Thanks for looking after them they are amazing animals

I've been in love with bats since I was a child.

My cats are loving this video

I just donated again 😍 Thx for caring for them πŸ¦‡

Too stinkin' cute!! Does the red light effect them or do you only use it to film? I know the red nightlights are not recommended for reptiles.... diurnal anyhow

Thank you to everyone who makes this possible. These are very important beings

They remind me so much of my Chihuahua. Soooo cute!!!

Just learning more about them. My son taught me a lot about them when we lived in Maine

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