We rescue from 100 to 200 orphaned insectivorous bats every summer. The babies below represent a few of these. the free-tailed orphans (immediately below) were found starving at our wild sanctuary for Brazilian free-tailed bats. The mothers may have been attacked by a local owl who was seen lurking in the area as the bats emerged to hunt for insects every night. The mothers of the red bat orphans (bottom photo) were likely attacked by a blue jay or crow, which is a common occurrence for tree bats raising young during the summer months. Between eight to ten weeks later these pups were full grown, and after receiving flight exercise, they were released back to the wild. Click the photos to enlarge.