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28 Adorable Baby Bats Saved From Freezing to Death in Australian Winter

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Bats may have a shady reputation as they are often associated with Halloween and other spooky things, but this does not mean we do not have to care for them. A bat specialist in Queensland, Australia recently rescued 28 juvenile Flying Fox bats from freezing in the winter cold. According to a story from The Dodo, the specialist came across the baby bats “just when they needed her most.”

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This type of bat migrates to warmer climates during the winter months and this particular group of babies were unfortunately abandoned as the adults migrated. The birth of these young bats may have deviated from the communal roosting place as they were born in Queensland where winter can be extremely cold. Flying foxes usually give birth in warmer regions such as those in the north.

The Dodo reported: “On June 30, after they had fallen out of their tree in the cold, 28 bats were found and admitted to the Australian Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Their rescue quickly became an all-hand-on-deck effort by the hospital staff since the bats were suffering from hypothermia.”

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The rescuer found most of the bats on the ground and  said they possibly “haven’t coped with the colder temperature in their mother’s absence and dropped from their tree roost.”

Upon their rescue, the bats were swaddled in warm blankets and given electrolytes to replenish lost liquids and nutrients. They were also given cute pacifiers as some were huddled in a basket.

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AOL reported that these bats will be cared for by the wildlife hospital staff until they are able to fend on their own. The hospital will eventually release them in the wild.

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The Enduring Mystery Of The Curse Of Tutankhamun

For more than three thousand years, Tutankhamun, the teenage pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, lay at rest in his hidden tomb, forgotten though undisturbed. All that changed when a group of intrepid British explorers made the discovery of a lifetime. But with glory came unspeakable horrors.

Lavished with incredible treasures of gold and precious stones, Tutankhamun’s tomb also possessed a dangerous secret. As bizarre events and calamities began to strike those surrounding the archaeological excavation, the haunting legend of this pharaoh’s curse began. What is real and what is coincidence? Judge for yourself, but who knows: you may yet become a believer!

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Check Out The Absolute Weirdest Photos Taken In Vegas

So you thought you’d go have some fun and let loose a little bit (okay, more than a little bit) in Sin City itself: Las Vegas, Nevada! And today, the debaucherous reputation that this capital of earthly pleasures has one little catch to it: in the age of smart phones, nothing, and we mean nothing, stays in Vegas.

But that’s not going to stop these partygoers from doing exactly what they came to Vegas for in the first place: having a good time! From the hysterical to the plain bizarre to the all-out facepalms, have a gander at why this magic town never stops delivering.

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Anna Chapman Uncovered: The Incredible Story Of Russia’s Most Glamorous Spy

Anna Chapman’s story is as unbelievable as it is true. What started off as an innocent, fairytale-like story of love at first sight and the American dream, gradually turned into one of the most outrageous spy sagas of the 21st century. What’s even more inconceivable, though, is the fact that the Russian femme fatale is still causing controversy on the international stage, even after all that’s happened. Like something straight out of a James Bond movie, the true story of the most glamorous spy since Mata Hari is bound to make your jaw drop. Read on for an incredible story of espionage, mystery, and seduction!

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