The Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre in southeast Queensland, Australia, stays busy most of the year rescuing orphaned and injured bats. Most people hope never to encounter the spooky creatures, but Trish Wimberley, who looks after hundreds of baby bats year after year, can carry armloads of them at feeding time.
She’s also willing to dispense general comfort and affection to the tiny flying foxes. In Australia, people like to keep bats alive because these animals are ecologically important in Australia’s stressed environment. After you see this video, you might find other reasons to like them yourself. Click below or go to the original YouTube video.