Earlier this year Bat World Sanctuary reached out to us regarding a dire situation involving Seba short-tailed fruit bats. After consideration we knew we were in a unique position to incorporate essential space needed to provide sanctuary for these small and delicate fruit bats. We are elated to partner with Bat World Sanctuary to serve as a future rescue center to receive fruit bats rescued from the cruel, exotic pet trade, zoos, and aquariums in the Northeast. Individual and/or groups of fruit bats will be transferred to Bat World Sanctuary on a case-by-case basis.
In early 2020 we received a call regarding a young Egyptian fruit bat who was for sale locally in the exotic pet trade. The seller indicated Sarah was “aggressive” and did not want to be handled, so she isolated the young female in a small cage and kept her in the hallway all alone.
Upon making arrangements to get Sarah to Texas, the pandemic hit. With travel being very limited for a long period, Sarah remained at PA Bat Rescue for the next four months. During that time, she displayed no aggression whatsoever and learned to trust her caregivers enough to accept treats.
In July, a Bat World volunteer flew to PA and drove little Sarah from PA to TX to bring Sarah home. She is pictured above (temporary non-toxic marker), settled in with her new forever family.
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