This Australian clinic does amazing work for the region’s wildlife!
When you think of bats, what kind of imagery comes to mind? Do you think of the various different Batman movies, or maybe one of those old-school vampire flicks?
Speaking in general terms, bats are usually seen as scary or intimidating, and are often associated with spooky things like Halloween. In short, these little guys have a bit of an image problem!
With that in mind, I am here to bring you the good news that baby bats are, in fact, intensely cute, and deserve all of our attention and love – as you can see from these photos.
The pictures you’re looking at are taken from The Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre in eastern Australia’s Gold Coast Hinterland.
The center does amazing work all year round, regularly taking in baby bats (which, by the way, are called ‘pups’) when their mothers have died, and making sure that they’re taken care of.
The organization also treats fully-grown adult bats that are afflicted by mites and other diseases that are common to the species, in order to give them the best chance of survival once they’re re-released into the wild.
I’m sure you guys will agree that the only thing cuter than a baby bat swaddled in baby blankets… is a veterinary clinic full of baby bats swaddled in baby blankets. I simply can’t get enough of these photos!