Cute, Until His Midnight Snack

Aw, if you’re going to wake up an adorable little gremlin fruit bat in the middle of its’ night, one little snack wouldn’t hurt, right?

Fruit bats are also known as Megabats, or Flying Foxes. How about a nice Waldorf Salad or Ambrosia, Allison D.?



  1. So it turns out that fruit bat yawns are just as contagious as human yawns! Ha! How funny, I started yawning immediately! Ha. What a gigantic and adorable yawn for such a sweet and teeny little cutie.

  2. Ali-Baba says:

    TongueHance! TongueHance! TongueHance!
    Ahem, that is all. We now return you to your fruit bat yawn, already in progress.

  3. Ali-Baba says:

    It’s Meatloaf! He’s touring to promote his Bat Out of Sleep album, with the number one single, “I would do anything for fruit, but I won’t do THAT!”
    He’s seen here with one of his handlers.

  4. “My God it’s full of stars !”

  5. victoreia says:

    “Why’d you wake me up? Where’s my food?”

  6. Awwwwww. Itty Bitty Batty

  7. He’s such a teeny tiny lil battie! Although i stare at him and wonder if he’s singing or yawning 🙂 You know…practicing his operatic score. What…he’s not? ohh. okay. *pads away*

  8. “Hey! I’m upside down!”

  9. Eeeeeeeeee!!!! The feets, the tongue — *thunk*

  10. Theresa says:


  11. Fird Birfle says:


    BATS yaWN???? bu — how — I — it —

    (continues stuttering, senselessly)…..

  12. bob drummond says:

    Who said that Bats are not cute ? Not me ! I love this little guy !

  13. Nice to have this one available without having to go off-site… still as adorable as ever. (At this size and looping, it’s easier to notice the little feet!)

    I’m surprised this one hasn’t been featured yet:

  14. Heh

  15. Chiroptera yawn!!!

  16. edmundh says:

    Downside Up!

  17. Rachael says:

    Good thing there’s nobody else within earshot because I just let out a very audible sqeeeeee over this little guy. What an adorable sweet baby! I am smitten. ♥♥♥

  18. “Batty batty batty!”

  19. I’m missing something. Is there a link to the backstory re: the rescute? I mean, he’s obviously cute but what about the rescue part?

  20. Hi kar, the original YouTube video mentions this baby is cared for at a zoo. I got the impression it might be orphaned? I added the ResQte tag just in case.

  21. Robin Kiesel says:

    Thank you Robert! The stretching wings are amazing! And the ears!!!!!!!!!

  22. Ali-Baba says:

    Soft batty
    Warm batty
    Little wings to fly
    Happy batty
    Sleepy batty
    Squeak Squeak Squeak

  23. Theresa says:


  24. Saffron says:

  25. Me too, I love bats they’re amazing creatures. Every one should learn more about them.

  26. Shannon says:

    Ok, I didn’t think there could be anything cuter than a kitten yawn, but I’m starting to question my beliefs after seeing this.

  27. Thank you for making me feel not crazy for finding bats cute.

  28. 6rabbits says:

    THAT bat belongs here!! The yawn, the leetle wing straitches…cutest bat EVAR!!

  29. Tiggywinkle says:

    Ha! I love bats. And I can’t begin to tell you how much I love that Batty Bat song from The Count! Thank you for posting that; you made my day. Night. Well, whatever. Thanks, I needed that!

  30. Fird Birfle says:

    Ali-Baba, Big Bang Theory & Sleepy Kitty FTW !!!