130 Baby Bats Saved By The Australian Bat Clinic After Being Orphaned By Australian Flood

By on Jan 18, 2011 in Animals, Australia, World Comments
Baby Bats Rescued After Australian Flood
Baby Bats In Australian Bat Clinic
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The Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre reportedly rescued 130 baby bats after being orphaned by the Australian flood.

According to Daily Mail, the Australian Bat Clinic director Trish Wimberley said that they have visited several bat camps on the coast and have found four-week-old baby bats on the ground covered by maggots and fly eggs.

“They’re coming down to feed on the ground. That makes them vulnerable. It’s not a natural occurrence and shows there is trouble in the environment,” Wimberly was quoted saying.

She added that, “Bats are a barometer to what is going on in the environment. They’re our canaries down the coal mine.”

The 130 baby bats were said to be bottle fed, wrapped up and will be kept hanging on clothes lines or in a special intensive care units until they are ready to fly again.



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