Bat Rescue Inc. is a self-funded volunteer organisation whose members are permitted under Queensland's Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) to care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Established on the Sunshine Coast in 2002, Bat Rescue Inc. was South-East Queensland's only bat-specific care group. The aims of the organisation are:
Bat Rescue Inc. volunteers meet all costs including transportation, food and medications out of their own pockets. The rescue service is provided free of charge as part of our contribution to our local community and at the same time provides us with an opportunity to educate the public about the ecological importance of these unique creatures.
Please take a moment to look through this website. And, if you're in the Sunshine Coast area, think about joining Bat Rescue and giving support in whatever way you can. You'll find more details here.
'Sunny', the 72gm male Grey Headed Flying Fox, came into care when his mother was found on the ground, dead it appears of blunt force trauma to her head.
Little Sunny was almost as cold as his mum and covered in ants.
A quick trip to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and he was cleared to come home into care.
7 good meals and 4 good poos later, he's quietly getting there - more photos as he grows up.