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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

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.

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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."

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Baby Bat In Blanket

Baby Bat In Blanket

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Andres Tejeda
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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."

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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."

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Fluffy Cute Bat

Fluffy Cute Bat

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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.

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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!

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Cheeky Bat

Cheeky Bat

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Cute Fluffy Bat

Cute Fluffy Bat

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Cozy Nap

Cozy Nap

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The View's Better From The Upside Down!

The View's Better From The Upside Down!

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Baby Bat In Blanket

Baby Bat In Blanket

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Bat Burrito

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Kat Rogers
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Probably A Monday Morning For This One

Probably A Monday Morning For This One

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