Bat Mom Hears Baby's Cries For Help, Swoops In To Save The Day

She may not wear a cape or a fancy costume, or possess some special namesake superpower — but "mom" really is just another word for "hero."

Wildlife rescuers from the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) in Singapore recently had the chance to witness the life-saving actions of one unsung mother hero firsthand. The team had just stepped in to rescue a baby fruit bat who had somehow become stranded while still too small to fly on his own. In order to truly help him, they would need to reunite him with his parent.

Since rescuers had no way to signal the baby's mother themselves, they let the tiny bat's cries for help alert her — and within minutes, she came swooping in to save the day.

"The baby bat was found lost and stranded almost two hours prior to this reunion. [I]t was amazing to see that the parent was around the area and was so quick to pick up on her baby's calls for help and fly around us," ACRES wrote on YouTube. "It took her about 2 minutes to get to her baby as she flew in circles trying to accurately pinpoint where her baby was and negotiate her way to him. We stayed a distance away as we watched in excitement hoping for the reunion to be a success."

Responses to "Heartwarming Reunion Of A Lost Baby Bat With His Mother"

  1. pilvikki says:


    (but why does there always have to be music?)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Pretty amazing!

  3. awesome

  4. ♥major oh my moment♥

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thank God there are still people like this in the world who care about animals.

  6. Anonymous says:

    awww.....happy Tears!!!

  7. Unknown says:

    I love this little film. I have some bat houses on trees on my hillside.

  8. Anonymous says:

    good to see you weren`t a pussy and kill it like someone thats afraid of bats

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