A lot of people find bats to be strange and creepy, but I contend that there are few things cuter than a bunch of baby bats cuddled up in soft little blankets with little bat bottles in their mouths.
The bats you’ll see in the photos below were rescued and are being cared for by the Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Center in eastern Australia’s Gold Coast. The baby bats, otherwise called pups, were rescued when their mothers died. The center also treats adult bats afflicted with bat diseases.
The pups require intensive care. The little blankets aren’t just for the cute effect. They require being wrapped up to mimic the embrace of their mothers’ wings. Enjoy your peek into the world of baby bat rescue: