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 amazing mammals.

And that's not all they do. Luckily for the Internet, Bats Qld share photos and videos of their 'patients' to show just how adorable they really are. From napping to feeding, continue scrolling to check out the daily life of these little critters that look like cute sky puppies.

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

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Noez 🇸🇪
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1 month ago

Aaawwe little baby 😍😍😍

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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."

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Andres Tejeda
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1 month 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."

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Anna Versace
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1 month 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.

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Kristi S.
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1 month ago

Blep :)

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me
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1 month 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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Anna Versace
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1 month ago

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

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togcrewsc
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1 month ago

dat tinnnny tounge!!! :3

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Michael Violette
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1 month ago

Bat burrito

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Lois Arrowood
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1 month ago

Is this feeding time?

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Lois Arrowood
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1 month ago

Awww

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Rissie
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1 month ago

Well howdy there, come here often?

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Lois Arrowood
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1 month ago

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

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Lois Arrowood
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1 month ago

Pacifier

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Chad Freeman
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1 month ago

"Nuu! Dis my towel! No take!"

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Anna Versace
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1 month ago

awwww! LOVE

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Lois Arrowood
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1 month ago

Yawn?

Cynthia Doyle
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1 month ago

How about it’s feeding time?

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MsM
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1 month ago

It's true that yawns are contagious. I yawned looking at this...

Kat Rogers
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1 month ago

"GET AWAY FROM ME OR I WILL BITE YOU! Oh, it's My 🍼 Yummy Food? Ok, that's good!"

Pearl_TheRapperLOL
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1 month ago

"Food me pleeaase!"

Ice cube
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1 month ago

Wawr!

Haleema
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1 month ago

Awww love this one .

chachkimooch
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1 month ago

I WANT MY BINKIE!!!!!!

Dave Chapman
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1 month ago

Awww, baby teefs!

Kara Amundson
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1 month ago

I TOLDJA I'm TICKLISH

Stan Brooks
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1 month ago

Food?

SoozeeQ
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1 month ago

This one reminds me of a Tasmanian Devil. (And no, it's not just a Looney Tunes character!) https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/tasmanian-devil

togcrewsc
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1 month ago

reminds me of my dog, who yawns 24/7

Annabell H.
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1 month ago

HE SCREAM

Vicki Perizzolo
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1 month ago

Food!!

Joe Reidy
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1 month ago

I got teef! see? AHHH

Yvon Barker
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1 month ago

"Omm noms! In here! Noooooow!"

Amy Pontious
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1 month ago

Open up and say awww!

Jose Prospero Austin-Bentley
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1 month ago

Lol

Colleen Hennessy
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1 month ago

I love watching them yawn!!...so cute like almost everything they do!😁

Louise B
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1 month ago

And I I I will aaaalways love yooooooeeeoo 🎶

Jaybird3939
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1 month ago

Binky NOW!!

Maggie Simpson
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1 month ago

SOOOO CUTE

Catherine Brady
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1 month ago

At what age do they get teeth? What is the natural lifespan?

Aunt Zene
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1 month ago

Hi baby!

Don Flynn
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1 month ago

hungry hungry baby

desert29rat
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1 month ago

Such a good yawn!

Monika Soffronow
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1 month ago

Fooooood! Yummieeeeeeeeee

I ❤️ 🍫
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1 month ago

Yawn? Or gasp?

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Queen_Fisher
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1 month ago

AWWWWWWWWWW DA WIDDLE BABY

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MsM
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1 month ago

Lil' bear cub bat :)

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I ❤️ 🍫
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1 month ago

My fav

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

No I'm not hyper. Just easily excited.

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Katie and Jared Coates
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1 month ago

Wow!

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Aunt Zene
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1 month ago

hellllooooo beautiful!

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Kara Amundson
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1 month ago

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

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Elina Kuusisto
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1 month ago

Miwk mouf

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Lois Arrowood
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1 month ago

Buddies

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Kat Rogers
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1 month ago

HOOOW CUUUTE AM I?!?!

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Aunt Zene
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1 month ago

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

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Lois Arrowood
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1 month ago

Twin babies.

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Lois Arrowood
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1 month ago

Is that food or a toy?

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togcrewsc
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1 month ago

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

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MsM
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1 month ago

Baturrito!

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Catherine Brady
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1 month ago

Love the facial colors.

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Shelby McClain
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1 month ago

Look at that smile!

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Rissie
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1 month ago

I love all those different faces!

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Aunt Zene
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1 month ago

but it's not time to get up yet!

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desert29rat
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1 month ago

Sleepy baby.

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Kat Rogers
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1 month ago

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

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R L
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1 month ago

Looks grouchy, like me in the morning.

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David Butler
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1 month ago

Isn't this one a microbat?

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desert29rat
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1 month ago

I love bats.

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