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Happy bat story from Australia

Tolga Bat Hospital is a community group in Australia working for the conservation of bats and their habitat through partnerships in education, research, advocacy, and rescue work.

The bat pups are brought in when they are afflicted by tick paralysis or when their mothers have died or become too ill to feed them. Their day starts early around 6am and doesn’t end until the last bubs are fed around 11pm.

The pups are fed every 4 hours with feeds currently taking around three hours to complete and the hospital currently has over 50 bats in care.

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Me and Harry loved this story so much that we decided to make bat sandwiches for lunch

What you’ll need:

  • bread
  • ham
  • cheese
  • bay leaves for trees

To make the bat:
– Assemble your sandwich
– Take a heart-shaped biscuit cutter and cut a heart shape out of the sandwich
– With a sharp knife, hand cut a head out of the remainder of the sandwich (use the curved point of the heart-shaped cookie cutter to shape the head to fit perfectly into the bat body)
– Use pieces of the crust for the ears and the branch
-Cut triangles out of a slice of ham for the pinks in the ears and the feet
– Slice small strips of crust for the folded wing and a triangle of crust for his nose
– Use 2 chocolate sprinkles for the sleeping eyes

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