Orphaned Bat Pups Cared for in Australian Clinic

At the Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre, Trish Wimberley cares for orphaned bats and “rears them until they can be released into the wild.” The bats in this video were orphaned after a natural disaster.

It’s a tireless, never ending job which keeps her awake all hours (she apparently went 3 nights without sleeping once). A typical day may include feeding (the food is about $1000 a week), health checks, doing their laundry (the dryer and washing machine electricity bill costs up to $8000 every 3 or 4 months!), bat transportation for release — everything they need in order to survive. You’d think she’d need an army of people to help but she makes do with only a few loyal volunteers. It just goes to show, motherhood can transcend between all species and Trish is happy playing that role to assist a creature that is vital to the Australian ecosystem.