Our Bats

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‘Our Bats’ refer to those that come into care through our rescue, rehabilitation and release program. Up to a thousand bats are cared for each year, and many are eventually released, fit and healthy, back into the wild. Our main patients are endangered spectacled flying foxes afflicted or orphaned by tick paralysis and little red flying foxes entangled in barbed wire. We also care for little bats – the insect-eating microbats and small fruit and nectar bats. Some residents are in long-term care because they can’t survive in the wild or have been retired from zoos.

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Colony searches

Paralysis ticks (Ixodes holocyclus) are killing hundreds of Spectacled [...]

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Fruit

We need enormous quantities of fruit, especially in the [...]

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Leaves

Little Red flying foxes tear palm leaves to get [...]

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Nursery

A bequest in 2013 gave us the funds for [...]

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Rarely in care

The Atherton Tableland is rich in biodiversity including microbats, [...]