Rescue Log

In addition to the 400 permanent residents cared for daily at Bat World Sanctuary, the following bats were rescued and released back to the wild (or were provided permanent sanctuary with us if they were not releasable). Also logged are the rescues we directly assisted with nationally and internationally. Click on the entry to see any photos or videos that are available. 

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Japan – three fruit bats rescued – photo available

January 10

Three fruit bats ware rescued in Toyoko Bat World Japan. These bats, as well as a dozen already rescued, are safe now from they horrible life they once had. They were on display in a “Pet Café” with large owls along all walls that saw them as prey . This is a  a disturbing trend in Japan where exotic animals are on display and for a price, you get to handle them. This was horribly stressful for them and they were in constant fear. They were right next to the entrance where a freezing gust of wind would blow directly onto them every time someone came or left. They now have a wonderful life aged of them in a large flight area with other rescued bats of their kind.

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January 10
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