For Trish Wimberley, director of the Australian Bat Clinic, having just one of these fascinating fruit bats at her centre is rare, so naturally she had two come in at the same time!
Wakaleo was able to drop in on Trish and capture some rare footage of these unusual forest dwellers up close. A macro lens allowed us to reveal some of their finer details. Take a look!
Typically a rainforest species, Eastern tube nosed-bats feed on a variety of native and exotic fruits, nectar, flowers and pollen; making them effective seed dispersers and pollinators within the Australian ecosystem.
The Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre, is a nonprofit organisation, supported entirely by donations. If you would like to help them rehabilitate bats and other native wildlife, visit their Facebook page.
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