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TOLGA BAT HOSPITAL

We started in a very small way in 1990, responding to a story in the local paper. Hundreds of young Spectacled flying foxes had been orphaned by tick paralysis. We took two and the adventure began…

OUR BATS
(Rescue, Rehab and Release)

Most years we rescue over 1000 bats. Find out what brings them into care and how we care for them in our world-class facilities.

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Enjoy a unique wildlife experience on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands inland from Cairns. Meeting a bat up close can be a life-changing experience. Bookings essential.

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COMMUNITY EDUCATION

We are a public voice for bats – doing outreach at schools and community events to combat the medieval and media-evil myths that generate fear and antipathy. Find links here for interesting podcasts, websites etc

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RESEARCH

Our facility offers great opportunities for research.

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VOLUNTEERING

Want to work with bats in a beautiful safe tropical environment with good wifi?

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ADVOCACY

We work with all levels of government and the community to facilitate a better future for bats.

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AFFILIATES

Membership of/registration with the following organisations has helped give us the capacity to do what we do: