Into the Wild: A Little Bat's Trip to, and from, Rehab : The Bryant Park Project Video: A look at NPR's pet bat, nearly ready to fly free again.
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Into the Wild: A Little Bat's Trip to, and from, Rehab

On Wednesday night, I got to watch the little bat I found in December getting released back into the wild!

Leslie Sturges, who has been looking after the bat since NPR became a bit obsessed with it — How does it survive this brutal cold? Why is it all alone? — had pronounced Bat Mitzvah healthy and ready to return to full-time bat duties.

Leslie says the bat, a silver-haired female, is likely pregnant, though we weren't going to breach its privacy enough to find out for sure.

I visited Leslie's BatWorld NOVA (that's Northern Virginia for acronym-ophobes) on my bike a couple weeks ago and checked out the rehab process. That's her, holding the bat in the clip below. Soon, with Caitlin Kenney's help, we'll be posting more video — including a clip from the release!