28 little baby red flying foxes were unlucky enough to fall from their tree onto the cold ground of Australia, that was covered in snow.
All of the babies were suffering from hypothermia, so they were transported to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Each and every baby bat was rolled up into a special blanket to help get them warmed up.
The zoo did point out that it wasn’t typical to find the bats in the southern Gold Coast region of Australia. They said that the mothers usually have their babies in the warmer, northern parts of the country.
Oh my goodness, this little one has a pacifier!
Pacifiers are often used by the rescuers to help calm the tiny baby bats, and they work just as well on them as they do for human babies.
Each one of the 28 adorable baby bats has its very own pacifier to suck on while they’re all bundled up. Electrolyte fluids were provided to the babies to make sure that their nutrients were replenished.
Once the bats were given their fluid treatment, they were all sent home with the bat specialist who had originally found them. She will release them back into the wild when they’re ready to go.
All of the experts agreed that the babies were probably left alone when their mothers left them in search of food. They most likely fell off of their roosting tree because of the cold weather.
For a quick overview take a look at the video below:
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