Mothering a bat

This beautiful footage from Bat World Sanctuary shows the story of a baby fruit bat abandoned by his mother. She was captive in a zoo. When it closed, the dual trauma of the conditions in which she had been kept and transfer to a new environment were too stressful for her. So she left the baby to die.

The sanctuary took him in, taught him to feed and groom himself, and gave him a chance at life. He is an endearing little fellow taking on a personality of his own, including rocking back in forth after he eats.

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