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.


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!
Welcome, Wally!

Wally, a Mexican free-tail bat, recently migrated back to Texas from Mexico. After a bit of confusion and much to his chagrin, he wound up inside of the local Walmart, far away from the local bat ladies. He was eventually found grounded in one of the aisles, and the finder called us for assistance. 

Thankfully Wally is in great shape, and can be released once nighttime temperatures are a little better. During his Walmart trip, Wally did learn about a really cool new program that can help benefit bats just like him. Follow the link below to learn about how you can round up your purchases with, and donate towards Wally and the 400+ other non-releasble bats in care. 

*We use a non-toxic, temporary ink to mark the bats in our care. This allows us to easily identify individuals that have certain care requirements.*
It’s #toocutetuesday! 
Matilda and Tipsy, two rescued free-tailed bats and best friends, love to have breakfast together each morning. They’re like two peas in a batty pod. ❤️
Happy Monday from Lil' Drac! 
He hopes everyone had a rockin' weekend and that you find joy in the little things, just like he has done since he was a tiny pup who would rock himself to sleep after being hand-fed his milk formula.
Little Drac says hello from his home at Bat World Sanctuary just outside of Cool, TX. Where are you tuning in from today? Let him know in the comments!


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