Flying foxes are a large breed of bat found in warm climates all over the world. With wing spans of up to three feet, these nocturnal animals often cast a daunting shadow in the night sky. But in truth, they are harmless fruit eaters, whose populations are being threatened by human activity at an alarming rate. Luckily, there are places like the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, where injured animals can get help.
When this flying fox arrived at the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, it was clear that he was suffering from a broken wing.
Unfortunately, many of the local farmers consider these animals to be pests, making it difficult to figure out whether his injuries happened naturally or were caused by man.
This particular breed of flying fox is considered a species under threat. Luckily, he will get all of the medical attention and fresh fruit that he needs here, before being released back into the wild.
The Wildlife Friends Foundation is a non-profit organization, dedicated to saving the lives of Thailand’s unwanted, neglected and abused animals. With an open door policy towards animals in need, there is always important work to be done. Given the important role that bats play in our ecosystem, we are so pleased to see this little one on the road to recovery.
If you would like to learn more about this life-saving charity, you may visit their Facebook page here.