Bats Qld (Flying Foxes & Microbats) Inc. is doing God's work. The volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization rescues, rehabilitates, and releases Flying Foxes and Microbats across South East Queensland (Gold Coast to Brisbane area), Australia. It also educates the young and old on the importance of Flying Foxes in our ecosystem along with dispelling the myths that have always surrounded these adorable animals.

And that's not all they do. Luckily for the Internet, Bats Qld share photos and videos of their 'patients' to show just how cute bats really are. From baby bats in blankets to munching on their favorite snacks, continue scrolling to check out the daily life of these little critters that look like charming sky puppies.

More info: batsqld.org.au | Facebook | Instagram

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Baby Bat

Baby Bat

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Noez 🇸🇪
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2 years ago

Aaawwe little baby 😍😍😍

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These fluffy cute bats aren't just pretty; they are important to our ecosystems. "Bats have meaningful roles in pollination and seed dispersal," a spokesperson for Bats Qld told Bored Panda. "For example, the eucalyptus forest that the koalas rely on are pollinated by the flying foxes." Also, these night flyers contribute to controlling insect populations.

Sadly, we often seem to forget these good deeds. "Humans are a threat to bats. Barbed wire, fruit netting, domestic pets and car strikes are the most common reason they need help. The bigger picture would also include deforestation and habitat loss."

#2

Baby Bat In Blanket

Baby Bat In Blanket

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Andres Tejeda
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2 years ago

Its so cute. Its like well hello there I am just your friendly neighborhood baby fruit bat.

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The negative myths surrounding these creatures don't do them any good too. For instance, we often hear that bats are dirty, but Bats Qld immediately reject this notion: "Nope, bats are very clean animals and clean themselves all the time."

Another misconception is that bats swoop people. "Nope again. Bats cannot fly like a bird, but instead must drop before they can fly up, much like a paraglider. This is often mistaken for swooping."

#3

Fluffy Cute Bat

Fluffy Cute Bat

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Anna Versace
Community Member
2 years ago

My dog gives me the same looks when he wants something :)

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You can also hear people say that bats have lots of diseases. "False, bats in Australia only carry one disease that poses a risk to people directly from the animal which is Australian Bat Lyssa Virus. This is found in less than 0.01% of the bat population." Besides, there also is a fully effective post-exposure vaccine.

Interestingly, flying foxes have similar eyesight to ours, and although microbats don't have the best vision, they can see as well.

The bottom line is that bats are doing their part in keeping the environment in check, and they deserve respect for their contribution. But for now, keep on scrolling for more of these painfully adorable bat photos!

#4

Cutest Blep

Cutest Blep

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Kristi S.
Community Member
2 years ago

Blep :)

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#5

Cheeky Bat

Cheeky Bat

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me
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2 years ago

See, I never thought about how crazy a bat's tongue can be. Honestly, I have never even thought about a bat's tongue before.

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#6

Tiny Baby Bat

Tiny Baby Bat

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Anna Versace
Community Member
2 years ago

omg look at his / her face!!! so cute!

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#7

Fluffy Bat

Fluffy Bat

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togcrewsc
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2 years ago

dat tinnnny tounge!!! :3

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#8

Baby Bat In Blanket

Baby Bat In Blanket

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Michael Violette
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2 years ago

Bat burrito

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#9

Adorable Bat

Adorable Bat

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Lois Arrowood
Community Member
2 years ago

Is this feeding time?

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#10

Cutest Tiny Dracula

Cutest Tiny Dracula

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Lois Arrowood
Community Member
2 years ago

Awww

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#11

Hi There!

Hi There!

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Rissie
Community Member
2 years ago

Well howdy there, come here often?

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#12

Cute Baby Bat

Cute Baby Bat

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Lois Arrowood
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow he/she is so small. How big does it get?

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#13

Wide-Eyed Baby

Wide-Eyed Baby

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Lois Arrowood
Community Member
2 years ago

Pacifier

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#14

Spikey Paws

Spikey Paws

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Chad Freeman
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2 years ago

"Nuu! Dis my towel! No take!"

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#15

Tiny Baby Bat

Tiny Baby Bat

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Anna Versace
Community Member
2 years ago

awwww! LOVE

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#16

Yawning Baby Bat

Yawning Baby Bat

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Lois Arrowood
Community Member
2 years ago

Yawn?

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#17

Puppy Eyes

Puppy Eyes

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Queen_Fisher
Community Member
2 years ago

AWWWWWWWWWW DA WIDDLE BABY

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#18

Adorable Bat In A Blanket

Adorable Bat In A Blanket

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MsM
Community Member
2 years ago

Lil' bear cub bat :)

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#19

Henlo!

Henlo!

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I ❤️ 🍫
Community Member
2 years ago

My fav

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#20

Baby Bat's Portrait

Baby Bat's Portrait

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Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
2 years ago

No I'm not hyper. Just easily excited.

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#21

Just Hanging There

Just Hanging There

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Katie and Jared Coates
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow!

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#22

Peek-A-Boo

Peek-A-Boo

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Aunt Zene
Community Member
2 years ago

hellllooooo beautiful!

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#23

Cute Fluffy Bat

Cute Fluffy Bat

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Kara Amundson
Community Member
2 years ago

no i'm not selfish and no these aren't horns, they're my EARS!

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#24

Adorable Puppy Eyes

Adorable Puppy Eyes

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Elina Kuusisto
Community Member
2 years ago

Miwk mouf

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#25

Hiding From Rain

Hiding From Rain

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Lois Arrowood
Community Member
2 years ago

Buddies

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#26

Cutest Bat

Cutest Bat

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Kat Rogers
Community Member
2 years ago

HOOOW CUUUTE AM I?!?!

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#27

Feeding A Baby Bat

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Aunt Zene
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG how is this one not first!!! SO SWEET!

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#28

Cutest Baby Bats

Cutest Baby Bats

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Lois Arrowood
Community Member
2 years ago

Twin babies.

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#29

Wanna Share A Mango?

Wanna Share A Mango?

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Lois Arrowood
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that food or a toy?

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#30

Cozy Nap

Cozy Nap

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togcrewsc
Community Member
2 years ago

now this one is kinda funny... I can relate

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#31

Tiny Baby Bat

Tiny Baby Bat

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MsM
Community Member
2 years ago

Baturrito!

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#32

The View's Better From The Upside Down!

The View's Better From The Upside Down!

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Catherine Brady
Community Member
2 years ago

Love the facial colors.

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#33

Adorable Bat

Adorable Bat

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Shelby McClain
Community Member
2 years ago

Look at that smile!

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#34

Baby Bat In Blanket

Baby Bat In Blanket

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Rissie
Community Member
2 years ago

I love all those different faces!

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#35

Too Cozy

Too Cozy

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Aunt Zene
Community Member
2 years ago

but it's not time to get up yet!

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#36

Tiny Baby Bat

Tiny Baby Bat

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desert29rat
Community Member
2 years ago

Sleepy baby.

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#37

Bat Burrito

Bat Burrito

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Kat Rogers
Community Member
2 years ago

A FAVE COLOR COMBO~ LOOKS EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL WITH A LIL BLACK BAT ROLLED UP IN IT!

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#38

Probably A Monday Morning For This One

Probably A Monday Morning For This One

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R L
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks grouchy, like me in the morning.

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#39

Feeding A Tiny Bat Baby

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David Butler
Community Member
2 years ago

Isn't this one a microbat?

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#40

Delicious Snackies

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desert29rat
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2 years ago

I love bats.

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