See Rescued Baby Bats Swaddled in Blankets
Denise Wade has rescued thousands of cute baby bats since 2006. She takes in 200 to 400 bats per year, mostly flying foxes, and rehabilitates them in her suburban home in Brisbane, Australia. Many are babies, orphaned after their mothers have died from electrocution on power lines. Others have been injured by fruit tree netting or barbed wire. Wade provides the special care that the bats’ mothers would do – including bathing, feedings, and and keeping them warm and snuggly. It is illegal to keep pet bats in Australia, so the goal is to rehabilitate and release them back into the wild.