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Bats Qld (Flying Foxes & Microbats) Inc.

Wildlife - Orphan Baby Bat Creche and Adult Release Program

Annually we rescue and rehabilitate approximately 250 orphan baby and injured adult flying foxes. Orphaned baby Flying-foxes come into care between October and February if their mothers become tangled in netting, caught on barbed wire or other (mostly human related) incident. Adult Flying foxes play a key role in coastal forest ecology. Flying-foxes are the worlds only flying mammal and are able to cross pollinate tall coastal forest trees. These hardwood species require flying foxes for pollination. Hardwood flowers are only receptive to pollination at night, so the daytime activity of birds and bees does not fertilise the flowers. Flying-foxes also fly much further than bees or most birds, so are able to cross-fertilise bushland over an area of up to 100km each night. It has also been estimated that a single flying fox can disperse up to 1000 seeds a night.

Carers meet the rescue and rehabilitation costs of raising these environmentally significant animals however the orphaned baby creche and adult release programs are very cost intensive. Bats Qld (Flying Foxes & Microbats) Inc. fundraises to raise funds to offset the costs of the orphaned baby creche and rehabilitated adult release program to ease the financial burden on carers. Annually we require a minimum of two tonnes (2000kgs) of fruit and 60 kg of high protein supplement to feed animals in baby creches and adult release programs. We also offer post release support feeding for all animals for 6-10 weeks.

Since August 2010, we started raising funds through and thank you for your support

How will the funds be used?

The funds will be used primarily to purchase fruit and high protein powder to feed Flying-foxes admitted to Orphan Baby Bat Creches and Rehabilitated Adult Release Program. Funds may be used for general expenditure incurred in running the group and in support of bat conservation and rehabilitation activities.

Contact Details

PO Box 328 Helensvale Plaza

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.