April 28, 1987 ~ July 25, 2021
It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce that our sweet Statler has passed away at the age of 34 years old.
The bat that took over the internet, the world, and most importantly… our hearts. Most of you are no stranger to our Statler boy and his story. The Dodo created a breathtaking video on Statler in January of 2020 that went viral to say the very least. Images and videos of his adorable face spread across the globe. News stations, newspapers, magazines, and large social media platforms started reaching out to us, wanting more information on this spectacular 34 year old bat that had retired at a lil’ ol’ bat sanctuary in Weatherford, TX in 2018. He changed the hearts and minds of people all over the world, and we could never thank him enough for that. He was loved by so many, and we believe he knew that. We are thankful to have the time we did with Stat, and are so glad that he got to live out the end of his life in luxury, being spoiled, and fiercely loved.
Statler passed in the arms of his beloved caretaker, Moriah, while napping in the morning sun. He will be laid to rest next to roost mate Chessie and old friend Walter on the Sanctuary property. We love you, Statler. Thank you for the years you gave us, and the trust you put in us.