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Israeli woman shelters injured bats at home

ByREUTERS
February 23, 2016 10:00

Some of the rescued creatures cuddled teddy bears hanging from the ceiling, while others clung on to walls smeared with their excrement.

Israeli woman turns her home into bat sanctuary

An Israeli woman has transformed her small flat in Tel Aviv into a shelter for injured bats. She hopes they will fly again one day.

With the help of two young volunteers, Noura Lifschitz sliced fruits for the 70 bats she shares her home with in a dim lit gallery in a bohemian part of the city.



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Some of the rescued creatures cuddled teddy bears hanging from the ceiling, while others clung on to walls smeared with their excrement.

Lifschitz' also provides them medical care.

"Now it's my house and it's soon to be the first Israeli bat rescue shelter for fruit bats, Egyptian fruit bats," said Lifschitz.

"We have here 70 bats that are injured or exhausted or orphaned babies".

Lifschitz has made it her life mission to save bats and release them all back to nature.

"I decided to help the fruit bats because no one helped them and then I started one bat after another and now it became like a huge thing with 70 bats and a new rescue place and we have like volunteers that bring all over the country bats," said Lifschitz.

Lifschitz gained publicity after launching a website campaign to raise money to build a proper shelter.

The campaign reached its goal of raising 60,000NIS ($15,362 dollars).

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