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    Aussie fruit bat babies

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    Baby fruit bats in blankets!

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    Baby Animals Wrapped Up In Blankets Will Make Your Day #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.com/the-dodo/66#slide2 Owls aren't the only ones who get snuggled. These orphaned baby bats were saved by the Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre after the Queensland floods in 2011. The bats were swaddled and bottle-fed, then kept on a clothesline until they were able to fly.

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Who's got something tasty for me? ...What? I can't hear you, lean in a little closer, please. ;)

Arizona is home to 28 species of bats, more than almost any other state. Bats are the only true flying mammals and are valuable human allies. Worldwide, they are primary predators of vast numbers of insect pests, saving farmers and foresters billions of dollars annually and helping to control insect-spread human diseases.

"Baby bats at the Bat Clinic in Advancetown, which has helped at least 130 baby bats after the wet weather. The winged mammals are bottle fed, wrapped up and hung on clotheslines until they are well enough to be released."

Bat face! Soooooooooo cute. T- remember our fruit bat friend who was happy to see us? Love bats ever since

Found this little guy…

"Baby bats at the Bat Clinic in Advancetown, which has helped at least 130 baby bats after the wet weather. The winged mammals are bottle fed, wrapped up and hung on clotheslines until they are well enough to be released." photo by Luke Marsden. WHAAAAAAT?! These are weirdly adorable!!!

keeping the babies warm - Gregor the Overlander!! That's Ares, Aurora, and Andromeda! (Now, I need to find a picture of some cute rats? That might be a bit more difficult....)

Mother nature's 100% toxin-free, graceful, harmless to humans, beautiful mosquito eliminators. No side harmful side effects.

Hang in there, buddy (Animal Kingdom - Malayan Flying Fox bat) by ohhector, via Flickr

Did you know that if bats are disturbed in their caves and have to fly out that it takes time off their lives? Just in case you had to make that decision... I'm just sayin'...

Ghost Bat. Bat populations are disappearing. Half the bats in the US are listed as rare, threatened or endangered.