Baby Bats Cairns

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Help us save our Spectacled flying foxes, last season saw a devastating 1154 pups die or come into Care from one colony, and 23000 die during the record heat wave, bringing another 500 orphans into care our team is working to save these orphans and help the now endangered species
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Phoenix went for his check up yesterday
His wound on his leg had healed beautifully but the bone which had been wired together had a 1/2cm separation that was not able to fuse together as the break was too close to his knee joint.
Sadly they was no choice but euthanasia.

His vet, who loves flying foxes and all wildlife was as heartbroken as I was, ‘if the break had been just a fraction further down it could have been pinned’ she said as she apologised for not being able to saving him.

This is wildlife care. We have moments of happiness like nothing else on earth but we also have moments of extreme sadness and heartbreak, over and over again.

Phoenix came home with me and will be laid to ready under a tree, a custard apple tree, his favourite fruit

I take solace in knowing he experienced 7 months of life, 2 of those months flying free in the wild and when he hurt himself he came home and spend his last days warm, fed, safe and loved.

We continue to fight to save these beautiful animals no matter how many times our heart breaks, it’s our legacy to those we lost

450 of the 650 flying foxes raised here are flying free, just under 200 to join them soon
We continue on
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Thankyou for the recent donations and messages of support, my deepest gratitude for both

Phoenix is doing well so far, he returns to the vet in a few days for a reassessment to see how his bone is responding to treatment. Praying the break fusing nicely, for now he is leaving the leg alone and has regained moment in his toes

Toshi is a new juvenile who cane into care recently, she was found starving and with nasty abrasions covering her thumbs and wings, some of which had become infected. She’s on antibiotics for the infection and eating well, with her appetite she should be back to a healthy weight in no time.

George the Bat who was found with a paralysis tick on him has fully recovered and will be able to be released back to the wild this week

Scary to think we found our first orphans this season in August last year. August this year only weeks away. All our carers are bracing ourselves for what the next season brings.
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This is Phoenix, he came into care in November after the heat stress event as a tiny pup and was raised and released in late April. This morning he came home after many months in the wild with a bad leg break.
It’s not uncommon for pups to return to their former home if they find themselves injured

Carol from uylsses vets went above and beyond to save him when his chances were very slim. He’s still not out of the woods, a reassessment in a week to see how he’s responding to treatment will tell us more

Huge Thankyou to our wildlife vets who go that extra mile❤️
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Meet some of the adults that have come into care in the past week

Beyoncé was caught on barbed wire
Fu Manchu, Creedie, Moxie (possibly pregnant) and Sabina (not pictured) caught in fruit netting
George was found with a paralysis tick and Tink had a fungal and bacterial infection and also severely underweight
Zsa Zsa has concussion and is also pregnant
Sophie a suspected bump on the head and found in a construction site

All are recovering well and will be home in the wild before too long

With the pregnant bats started to appear we are bracing ourselves for the season ahead while still attempting to wrap this one up

The adults that have recently come in however are very healthy despite their injuries indicating there is a good food source available to them at the moment
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