Animal Voices is happy to welcome back Amanda Lollar, founder and president of Bat World Sanctuary, a non-profit, volunteer run organization which has also built a network of Bat Rescue and Education Centers all over the US. Founded in 1994, Bat World Sanctuary has been a permanent refuge for bats used in research, “retired” from zoos, orphaned, permanently injured or confiscated from the exotic pet trade.
The last time we spoke with Amanda Lollar was back in 1998– one of the earliest shows in the Animal Voices archive! Needless to say we had a lot to catch up on. Our favorite update was hearing about their rescue of The Little River Eight and Lil’ Drac, an orphaned short tailed fruit bat. In the videos below you can watch as Lil’ Drac grows stronger. His personality begins to emerge and volunteer caregivers at Bat World Sanctuary find out that he enjoys rocking himself after being fed.
Listen right now:
Lil’ Drac Part 1
Lil’ Drac Part 2