Great Smoky Mountains News Release: NEW PODCAST ALERTS PEOPLE TO THREAT TO SMOKIES BAT POPULATIONS

Bats play a significant role in the natural world and this biological function is being threatened by a disease that has already killed off millions of bats in the northeast United States. A new podcast recently released by Great Smoky Mountains National Park describes Park bat and cave resources and the potential threat of the often fatal disease known as white-nose syndrome (WNS) to its bat populations. The in-depth podcast, produced by Great Smoky Mountains Association, is available on the Park’s website www.nps.gov/grsm. In addition, a new bat exhibit has been installed at the Park’s Sugarlands Visitor Center, giving visitors a chance to learn about these often misunderstood mammals.

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