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Watch These Baby Bats Get Wrapped Up In Blanket Burritos

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Being swaddled into a blanket burrito is all part of an adorable day's work for these tiny bats.

First things first: a stretch and a belly rub.

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These flying foxes were orphaned by an extreme heat event in Australia, but luckily the kind folks at Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre are giving them the shelter and care they need for a second chance at life. Of course, no bat burrito would be complete without a preparatory stretch and tickle.

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Next comes a teeny bath.

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After getting a wipe-down, these cute pups are ready to be swaddled. The rubber teats are put in their mouths so they can suckle and feel at ease.

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Get those limbs properly tucked!

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Once all the pup's limbs have been gently gathered, the wrapping can begin.

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Fold the ends underneath ...

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Any burrito maker worth her salt knows it's all in the wrist.

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... et voilà!

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The adorable final product: some happily wrapped flying fox orphans. Bat pups need to be swaddled or kept warm while they eat. Being highly social creatures who are used to a lot of hands-on care, being swaddled while eating and napping with little pals helps them feel safe.

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For more batty cuteness, check out Australian Bat Clinic's Facebook page.