Most baby flying foxes are born between October and December. It’s a rough time for mothers and children alike, because baby flying foxes have to cling to their mothers until they’re able to fly. Baby flying foxes are orphaned by any number of things, like power lines cars, dogs, barb wire the list goes on.
There are many shelters around Australia who take over as caretakers for the orphaned bats, caring for them until they’re old enough and then releasing them back into the wild. Sometimes, mom may simply drop the baby while feeding, and the shelter can attempt a reunion later.
Now, with all the context out of the way, LOOK AT THIS BABY FLYING FOX ALMOST FALL ASLEEP. LOOK AT IT GENTLY CLOSE ITS EYES AND GRASP THAT PERSON’S THUMB WITH ITS SOMEHOW STILL ADORABLE BIG CLAW.
Anyway, really cute, right? We hope they find his mom.