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Please help lost bats!
Bats sometimes find their way inside human structures during the spring and fall for a number of reasons. They could be youngsters experiencing their first migration and have lost their way, or they could be confused adults who have lost their habitat due to human encroachment. Please be kind to bats; never place them outside in rainy or harsh weather as that is a death sentence. Instead, see the information on this page and if needed, call a rescuer in your area right away. There are instructions below our Locate a Rescuer map on how to safely contain a bat until help can be found. Please also remember to protect yourself while protecting them – never rescue a bat barehanded.


WHY SAVE BATS?

Bats are clean, gentle and intelligent, they are vital to the ecosystem, and they enhance our lives in many ways. Fruit and nectar bats bring us approximately 450 commercial products and over 80 different medicines through seed dispersal and pollination. Up to 98% of all rainforest regrowth comes from seeds that have been spread by fruit bats. Insect-eating bats are literal vacuum cleaners of the night skies, eating millions upon millions of harmful bugs. They protect us by eating insect-pests that destroy crops as well as insects that cause human disease.

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WHAT WE DO

rescue work video pic_edited-1Bat World Sanctuary is on the front line to end the mistreatment of bats.  Each year we rescue hundreds of bats who might otherwise die. Lifetime sanctuary is given to non-releasable bats, including those that are orphaned, injured, and retired from the exotic pet trade, zoos and research facilities. Bat World was founded in 1994 and is a 501c3 non-profit, accredited organization with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. Donations allow us to continue our rescue efforts for bats.

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This little beauty was rescued by Bat World Bulgaria. He was found grounded and very weak. She's young, probably born last year and her inexperience likely got her into trouble winter when she didn't choose a suitable place to hibernate. She will be overwintered with Bat World Bulgaria and released in the spring when insects are plentiful.

If you find a bat please remember to use gloves or a towel when rescuing him/her as the bat will be frightened and may bite in self-defense. (We are trained and vaccinated to handle bats so we sometimes use bare hands as it allows better tactile sensitivity and control.) Please also contact us if you find a bat, we have rescuers around the world and will do our best to help. 🙂[For English scroll down, please] На прилепите, точно както и на някои хора, ясно им личи, когато не им е добре.

Хама е Двуцветен прилеп (Vespertilio murinus), един от най-великолепните, пухкави и впечатляващи видове. Но сега тя е бледа сянка на своята сила и красота. Те ще се върнат, стига ние първо да успеем да задържим Живота в това сухо и слабо тяло.

Аз имам няколко големи болки в спасяването и лечението на прилепи. Едната е крайният стадий на обезводняване, когато връщане назад всъщност няма, а ние първоначално с жажда за надежда се вкопчваме във всяка малка искрица подобрение.

Хама е ужасно много слаба, и още повече обезваднена. Върховете на крилата й са като сухи вейки, а иначе лъскавата, мека и еластична мембрана е като зимно листо. Тя е млада, вероятно родена миналата година. Може неопитността й да я е вкарала в неприятности зимата - я да не е избрала подходящо място за зимуване, я да не е успяла да натрупа достатъчно запаси и без време да се е озовала гладна и будна. Без шанс, защото в студа насекоми няма, а тя друго не яде.

Каквото и да се е случило, ще направим каквото можем и ще се молим да остане с нас и напролет да излети свободна за втория си шанс.

Твърде много прилепи губят живота си заради хората. Нека ги пазим ❤🦇❤

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It’s clearly visible when bats, just like some people, are unwell.

Hama is a parti-colored bat (Vespertilio murinus), one of the most magnificent, fluffy and impressive species. But now she is a pale shadow of her former power and beauty. She’ll get them back as long as we succeed to hold the Life in this dry and weak body.

I have some major pains in the rescue process and the bat treatment. One of them is the final stage of dehydration, when there is actually no turning back but initially, thirsty for hope, we cling to every little spark of improvement.

Hama is terribly weak, and even more dehydrated. The tips of her wings are like dry twigs and their usually glossy, soft and supple membrane is like a winter leaf. She is young, probably born last year. Her inexperience may have gotten her into trouble in the winter - she might not have picked a suitable place to spend the winter or she might not have been able to accumulate enough supplies and in no time she was hungry and awake again. She had no chance, because there are no insects in the cold and she can’t eat anything else.

Whatever is the case, we will do all we can and pray that she will stay with us and get her second chance to fly free in the spring.

Too many bats lose their lives because of humans. Let's keep the bats safe ❤🦇❤
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