He's as dashing as Batman
Gut Aiderbichl actually takes in baby lambs around Easter time. The young lambs are born and sometimes rejected by the mother sheep because she has too many young and too little milk, because the sheep are too weak or even disabled. Actually, they are supposed to die, but many of the farmers who then call us naturally want to help the sheep. In February of this year, the Aiderbichl Animal Emergency Center was contacted. A three-week-old baby sheep was urgently looking for a new home.
No right to live due to a walking disability
An animal-loving family saved Batman from certain death. Immediately after birth, it was discovered that he had a walking disability in his back and front right leg. He could not move them and therefore could not stand up on his own. He lacked strength and it was feared that he would never be able to use these legs.
Full of zest for life and willpower, Batman wanted to keep up with the other sheep, but his legs prevented him from walking with his fellow sheep.
The farmer had no time to take care of the baby sheep and its handicap - the way out of the unfortunate living situation was unfortunately preordained.
Thank heaven that Batman's life was saved by the family. The farmer was relieved and the new owners hoped they could get him on his feet. For now, the small, pretty sheep with the evenly drawn "Batman mask" did not have to die.
Batman's new habitat
Batman was comfortably bedded in a large cardboard box with lots of hay. Patiently and full of trust in his environment, he had his milk fed to him with a bottle. He slept and then they started training him so that his legs would get the strength to stand up.
Step by step, Batman was helped to his feet, supported, guided and talked to. He bleated softly to himself. Of course, the training was tedious and exhausting for the little sheep, but neither the humans nor he let up: it seemed to be slowly succeeding and Batman trained eagerly along.
After a few days of painstaking work, Batman's eyes and those of his humans were all smiles. He succeeded, he could stand up on his own and already walk a few steps on his own.
Batman now lives in the Aiderbichl "Sheep Kindergarten".
It was not possible for the family to keep the sheep in a species-appropriate way. For a few days, he had been living together with Sven, Larry, Ben and Peterle. Batman is the youngest among them. But one thing is clear: no animal has to die because of a handicap. Batman's case shows that a lot of patience and love, as well as the belief that an improvement can work, succeeds.
Batman still has time to grow and get more strength in his legs. His greedy joie de vivre and happy bleating are the most beautiful response for the people who saved his life.