Lil' Drac: Orphaned Short-Tailed Fruit Bat Rescued By Bat World Sanctuary (VIDEO)
Prepare to have your opinion about bats changed forever.
According to the organization, this little guy was abandoned by his mother who was traumatized when a zoo she was living in closed and she had to be moved.
Because he's not being raised by his mother, the volunteers stroke his stomach with a cotton swab to simulate the feeling of a mother's tongue. And as you'll see in the video below, he's learned to suck milk through a small piece of foam.
There have been other notable rescues of orphaned bats this year.
And in January, the Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre rescued another 130 orphaned bats whose parents had been killed in flooding on the country's Gold Coast.
Note: If you see a bat, don't touch it -- contact animal control.
WATCH Lil' Drac (Via io9.):