An Update on Lil’ Drac!

People, could lil’ Drac be any more prosh? The answer is nyerhe. My husband who watched me watch this video just said: “Did I just hear multiple ‘Awhhnns’ for a blood-sucking bat? Yes Honey. You did. (And he’s a fruit bat, you eeeeediooot!)

PART 2: Lil’ Drac

And, in case you missed it:

PART 1: LIL’ Drac

Sent in by cuteporter Wendy. Batworld Sanctuary is to thank for the video.


  1. Martha in Washington says:

    Lil’ Drac ROCKS!

  2. yes he does ROCK, and so do all the loving compassionate people at BatWorld
    (hi Martha!how do you like this snow!)

  3. Martha in Washington says:

    Hi grammafinn! Loving it so far…cause I don’t have any yet! :)

  4. we got 14″ at my house in olywa, but i drive a 4WD tank and have a generator wired into my house Happy New Year to you!.

  5. Awww, such a sweetie…. Rock on, Drac!

  6. Beccasmurf says:

    @ 2:00 … Good job, little man! *applause*

  7. Aww I never thought I would be moved by the story of a bat but it was just too sweet not to love. I wish I had so much money that I could help to fund such deserving causes as this and well, so many different causes around the world. Human and animal alike. Sigh.

  8. Cynthia McLendon says:

    Rock on, Lil Drac! I had tears in my eyes watching our little boy grow up.

  9. Damn you CO! *shakes fist* Ya made me cry at work. :D

  10. Would I have cried thru the whole blasted thing if there’d been some goofy clown music instead of the soaring violins and piano?? Probably.

  11. Yup, just shed a few tears of ridonkulousness watching the adorable lil dude :-)

  12. GreekChorus says:

    My sentiments exactly. Was misty eyed for the whole clip. Awesome.

  13. Bawled like a baby. Completely lost it when after crash landing, he climbed back onto the hand…

  14. Tears and choking sobs. I also just went and bought a bracelet!!

    And to JLAmusings, you should totally show this to your students.

  15. Oh thank God it wasn’t just me! I’m sitting here crying & was thinking WOW! I must be extremely hormonal today or something. Go Lil Drac!

  16. JLAmusings says:

    Me too. Now I gotta calm down before I go teach! “Why is your face all puffy, Dr. A?” “Um I watched a video about an orphan fruit bat this morning”

  17. Oh, good. I was worried that I was the only one who has tears streaming down her cheeks :~) Or his, if that’s the case.

  18. Me too. So sweet. I love bats. And amazing people who do this type of rescue and rehab!

  19. I know, so totally moving, the trust in the person! Awwwww.

  20. weeping here. He’s too cute and sweet!

  21. He loves his banana!!

  22. Fird Birfle says:

    Perhaps he and Winston, le chat, might be related?????

  23. Once You Pop, You Can't Stop! says:

    Holy leaky eyes, Batman!

  24. The Original Jane says:

    I wonder if they all “rock” or if it’s his own comfort mechanism since he didn’t have his mom. So cute and glad it worked out for him to join the other bats so he’s with his own kind. I personally love the insect eating bats that control the insect population. And why is it the fruit bats I’ve personally seen are gigantic? I want to see a cute tiny one like Drac.

  25. /bawling

  26. tigerbunny says:

    ME too. ehn ehn ehnnnnn

  27. Lil’ Drac ROCKS!!

  28. Aw, darn, you beat me to it.

  29. Somethin’ in my eye…

    I too wonder if the rocking is specific only to him. Imagine a whole colony of the little darlings rocking away after eatingks.

  30. I kind of worried about that. If that was a sign of loneliness or some sort of lack of social interaction. Or maybe I’m anthropomorphizing.

  31. Seems to be a comfort mechanism he worked out because he didn’t have a mommy to snuggle with. Now that he has lots of batty-friends to hang out with he still does it some. It’s part of what makes him so personable!

  32. Did a bat… A BAT… Seriously just move me to tears? I am a ginormous puddle after watching this… A burly, hairy, 35 year old manpuddle…

  33. oh noes! does anyone have some steel wool we can wipe his tears with?

  34. Alice Shortcake says:

    OMG, would someone please pass ManlyMan a mankerchief!

  35. Little Drac is soooooooooooooooo cute! :)
    I´m going to get one of those BAD (Bats are Deserving) wristbands. :)

  36. If you go to the BatWorld page they also sell Li’l Drac keychains! Actual baby bat sized! So he can hang from your keys and rockrockrock

  37. I was doing good, just aaawwwing up a storm until the end when they showed that he still rocks himself. Then it was all aaaawwww *cry* aaawwww *cry* *sniff* *sniff*

  38. Pass the tissues, Niagara is over flowing here.

  39. Please pass some tissues to Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada, it is raining over here real hard.

  40. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who cries over this story! I feel a little less reedeekulus now…

  41. Karen Roberts says:

    or just donate directly to the sanctuary, so they’ll get 100% of the money! That story is very touching. all creatures are wondrous, when you get to know them.

  42. emmberrann says:

    Umm–are we including mosquitos in that?

  43. One of the questions I’m asking Heavenly Father, when I finally get to see Him face to face, is the purpose of mosquitos :P

  44. to feed the bats with, a’ course!

  45. What’s the reason for roaches?

  46. Karen, that was a good idea, and it’s what I did … donated directly to the sanctuary, so they get 100% of the money. Here’s the link:

  47. i had a total cryfest while watching this.

  48. Shazzanorth says:

    Sitting here with tears dribbling down my face…..

  49. I’m so glad I’m not the only weepy wendy here. I should have known I’d be in good company on CO. In my mind, a baby animal is a baby animal and is deserving of all the love and care it can get. This little guy totally rocks.

    “And he rocks…”

  50. Laura Bauer says:

    So cute! rocks too. And so does

  51. Norbertsmom says:

    bawling..oh how cute…bawling
    please pass me a tissue

    <<> bawling more

  52. Ever since seeing the first video, I think of him every time I’m in bed and start jiggling my foot to help me sleep. Sweet little batling, now a sweet big bat!

  53. OMG…I do the same thing…wiggle my foot to go to sleep! Thank goodness it’s not just me!

  54. Well, still not very ‘big’…

  55. This just breaks my heart! In a good way.

  56. Totally bat- ass! *sniffle* ;)
    Rock on, Lil Drac!

  57. So glad I’m not the only one who teared up! What a sweet little bat!

  58. Oh my gosh. I am completely melted. What a charming, sweet little guy.

  59. You’re never too old to ROCK.

  60. Oh my goodness!!! Lil’ Drac is SO freakin’ adorable!!!! I hope the other bats like him and that he enjoys their company as well. Lil’ Drac is so cute and you can see he’s been well taken care of. Congrats to everyone who has helped this little orphan heal up and feel well again.

  61. Bless those gentle giant feengers, and the peep they belong to!
    And yes, bawling here too…

  62. What killed me was the way he trustingly crawled back up into that hand after every test flight. It so reminded me of a kid learning to ride a bike. And the rocking!


  63. Agreed…I was semi holding it together until that part.
    Rock on, baby Drac. Rock on.

  64. That got me, too. :cry:

  65. So adorabuls!

    I’m curious as to if Bat World’s donations shot through the roof after these videos made it onto CO. (I’d be shocked and saddened if they hadn’t!)

  66. Oh, Lil’ Drac has gone viral for quite some time – the first time I saw the video I couldn’t stop crying either and now I’m crying again on reading all these loving comments. I’m sure the donations have increased! For my part, I made a huge one and then a monthly recurring one.

  67. That is the WRONG (or right) thing to watch when pregnant and hormonal. The continued adorable rocking has me sobbing and I can’t stop.
    Yay lil Drac and the wonderful people that helped save him and the other lil bats.

  68. Aw this was so sweet! What a good little bat he is! :-)

  69. “And he rocks.”

    Yes, he does. Rock on, Li’l Drac. Rock on.

    When I watched that, a related video came up of a baby bat with hiccups. If you haven’t seen this one, see it! It is too cute.

  70. “If you are a bat and are watching this video . . .” LOL

  71. This guy needs a page in the hunks of co calendar too.

  72. Opps Lost the first part of my post… That was my favorite part of the video… well that and the slurpings and hiccup LOL

  73. herk


  74. Oh Mah GAaaaaaaaa, Batlingk hiccups!

  75. Happy tears for Li’l Drac.:-)

  76. Love that Li’l Drac still rocks on. Loved seeing him eat that yummy banana. LIve long, Drac. :o)

  77. cellarmouse says:

    love the music…it makes the story true…

  78. Bats are soooo cool as my name suggests they are my favourite animals and i’m so happy to see a bit of “promoting” for these wonderful but often misunderstood animals :)

  79. All of this just really validates this poem I love:
    “All things bright and beautiful
    All creatures great and small,
    All things wise and wonderful,
    The Lord God made them all……..” SNIFF, SNIFF, WAAAAH, WAAAAH….. :cry:

  80. Soo happy to have been the CutePorter responsible for this. I happened to be thinking “I wonder if there is an update yet on that adorab batty-baby yet?” and there WAS!

    My favorite part was the mad flapppeengs! “OK, I’m ready now *flapflapflapppity* I’m gonna *flappityflappityflappity*here i GOOOOO whoa *flappyflappyflallyflail* Uh oooooh *thuyump*”

  81. :sniffle: okay, that totally tugged at my heartstrings! Yay for Rockin’ Lil’ Drac!

  82. sunnylessmum says:

    Thank you C.O., once again, for restoring my faith in humanity, and getting to feel all warm and fuzzy about a animal’s beautiful recovery. :) Love this site!!

  83. Bats = goth hamsters.

    Following this and the sloths, may I tentatively propose an additional theory of cuteness that may, maybe, hopefully, one day be considered as a potential rule? Something along the lines of: if your natural resting position involves dangling, you’re likely to be cute?

  84. “Bats = goth hamsters”


  85. Goth Hamsters! That is awesome.

  86. How funny.

    Here I was thinking that this would be a great fundraiser tie-in for the Goth day at Disneyland. For the Official Bats Day in the Fun Park.

  87. skippymom says:

    This guy is one of the cutest, sweetest animals I’ve ever seen.
    I loved how crazy enthusiastic he was when he got his first solid food–he was like, “Why have you been keeping this awesome stuff from me until now?!”

  88. Baby bat, sucking on his binky, rocking himself to sleep. *exploding glitter and rainbows*

  89. wow. speechless. “and he rocks” babbling..halllp…can’t do sentence…urg

    and all you commenters, so kind. snrf. the world –its good. yays.

  90. The Divine made this one as a Bat – because that is what They needed – who are we to argue – the Gods seem to love those humans who help Their letter creations – sure I guess I have bats in the Attic – just a bit – but don’t take that up with ME – talk to the Gods – it is Their doing

  91. These videos unleashed an epidemic of I-seem-to-have-something-in-my-eye upon the world.

    Happy tears.

  92. All of my happy tears.


    As if my nose wasn’t runny enough already from the flu, it’s now leaking like a faucet. Oh well, at least it matches my eyes.

  93. Wee chiroptera, yay!!!

  94. Rock on lil guy!!

  95. OMG! I never thought I would think a bat would be cute.;)

  96. Oh my goodness, all the baby bats are precious, Lil’ Drac and the hiccups. Love how gentle everyone is with them!

  97. BOOK!!!! Whoever does the writing for these videos needs to make this into a children’s book–with photos! They would sell a ton–I personally would buy several–and they could certainly use the money! *chants* “We want a book–we want a book!” :-)

  98. Yay for Lil Drac!!!

    And thank you, CO, for the update! :-)))

  99. D’aww look at those beady eyes. Quite the handsome little fellow. Of coarse he took a bit to get the flying thing down pat. I was gonna joke about his nose being too big, but his species has that nose leaf. Oh and that hiccuping one posted is ALSO ADORABLE.


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