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(YouTube)   Need some cute in your day? Here are some baby bats just hanging out, drinking out of mini baby bottles   (youtube.com) divider line 20
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Bat Orphans
Trish Wimberley looks after hundreds of orphaned baby bats and rears them until they can be released into the wild. It's a tireless, never ending job which keeps her awake all hours (she apparently went 3 nights without sleeping once). A typical day may include feeding (the food is about $1000 a week), health checks, doing their laundry (the dryer and washing machine electricity bill costs up to $8000 every 3 or 4 months!), bat transportation for release -- everything they need in order to survive. You'd think she'd need an army of people to help but she makes do with only a few loyal volunteers. It just goes to show, motherhood can transcend between all species and Trish is happy playing that role to assist a creature that is vital to the Australian ecosystem. This video only shows a small section of the hospital. As the bats get ready to return to the wild they are moved to soft release exhibits. For more info on Trish & the work of the Australian bat clinic & wildlife trauma centre go here: http://australianbatclinic.com.au/ or like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Australian-Bat-Clinic-Wildlife-Trauma-Centre/242483795809816?ref=ts&fref=ts or perhaps email info@australianbatclinic.com.au If you're a member of the public, remember never to touch or approach a bat unless you are a registered carer/rescuer and you are vaccinated. Wild bats do not like to be approached as they may see you as a potential predator. Music: 'Happiness Forever' Composed by 'pinkzebra' Created by: Adam Cox
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