Staff of the Veuve Reserve and visitors are caring for an orphaned baby bat. She was found on Tuesday 4th February 2020 by Ranger Elsie Pierre during an afternoon Tour  with a German tourist, Mrs. Auja Simone. While going along the visit on the trails in the reserve, Elsie and Mrs Simone heard a noise in the bushes. They searched to see what was making the noise and they found lying on the ground, a baby fruit bat, presumed to have been dropped accidentally by her mother.

Mrs Simone the German Tourist who along with SNPA Ranger found Daisy

Mrs Simone, the German lady was very excited to see the little bat which she had described as “very sweet with the sweetest ears and eyes and a nice voice”. Together with Mrs. Simone , the Ranger rescued the little bat , which is identified as a female and brought her to the reserve’s information centre. Mrs. Simone was given the opportunity to name the bat. She is named Daysie because she was found during the day. Now, all the staffs of the rerserve are caring for Daysie. She is feeding on lactosen milk and she is also enjoying ripe Indian Almond nuts. She is very active and strong and very fond of the SNPA staffs that are caring for her. She is actually the center of attraction at the Veuve Reserve, tourists, the public and school children are visiting her and taking pictures.

This is not the first time that the Veuve Reserve, Managed by the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) rescues animals. It is actually the third time, during the past 3 weeks that staffs have rescued baby fruit bats.

  • The first one , was called KIWI but sadly he didn’t survive –he died after 2 days.
  • The second one, a success story, staffs managed to reunite a baby with its mother as it was dropped accidentally by her and she has been seen in the area calling to her young one.
  • Thirdly – here we have little Daysie.

 Tourist giving Daisey a bottle of milk