Some Good News for Big Brown Bats

A story on reports that Big Brown Bats are showing some resilience to white-nose syndrome, due┬áin part to their size, their range of hibernation spots and their ability to hunt during warm winter days, according to MacKenzie Hall, lead biologist of Fish and Wildlife’s endangered and non-game species program. But the overall news is still sobering: cave dwelling bat species continue to be devastated by the disease, Hall said, including little brown bats whose numbers were reduced by 98 percent in New Jersey.

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