Happy Ending Rescues

Bat World Sanctuary rescues up to a thousand bats each year, most of these bats are released back into the wild. The following stories are of select bats who have been rescued and released, or have been given permanent refuge at Bat World Sanctuary if they could not go back to the the wild.
For more happy endings, please see our Adopt-a-bat page, where you can sponsor a bat in need and help us save more bats like the ones pictured here!
Please note that the bat care specialists in the posts below are trained to work with bats and are vaccinated against rabies. If you find a bat, do not handle it with bare hands as it may bite in self defense. Please click here for help.


July 7, 2013 gimlet featured image


August 2, 2012 dustybat-crop

The Sunday 16

July 30, 2012 Orphan-crop


May 30, 2012 tinkerbell-crop


April 30, 2012 Boo2-crop


August 15, 2011 sarah-crop

Injured Baby

July 30, 2011 babybite-crop

Mr. Impley

June 30, 2011 imply-crop

Orphans of 2010

July 1, 2010 Red bat orphans, a tree-roosting species.


June 25, 2010 Roadie

Wing Tear

March 25, 2010 membranetear3

Zoo Rescue

October 30, 2009 The tiny bats appeared to be smiling when they arrived to Bat World Sanctuary. Photo by Kate Rugroden.


July 30, 2005 puff-crop


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