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A Clinic For Orphaned Bats Exists, And It’s Way Too Adorable

Trust us, you're going to want to see these pictures of swaddled baby bats.

With Halloween right around the corner, you’re going to be seeing a ton of spooky bat imagery. But the Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre is proving that bats aren’t as creepy as you may have thought. In fact, they can be downright cute.

The center focuses on taking in and caring for orphaned bats. According to Mental Floss, bats live on a diet of milk until they’re old enough to eat insects or fruit (depending on the type of bat). Bats also love to snuggle, and normally, they’d cling to their mothers so that they could wrap their wings around them.

But, since they are orphans, the center likes to swaddle them in blankets instead.

So, between the blankets and the bottles, you’d think they were little babies. And that’s pretty darn adorable.

Mental Floss discovered that the center loves to share photos on Facebook, and that’s good news for the rest of us.

These photos will have you seeing bats in a whole new light. Maybe they’re not so scary, after all. It’s hard to fear an animal with a bottle of milk in its mouth, isn’t it?

If you’re interested in finding out more facts about bats or would like to donate to the Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre, you can check out their website. And at the very least, stay up to date with their social media. Because these photos are too good to be missed.

[h/t: Mental Floss]