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Deadly White-Nose Syndrome Impacts Bats at Mammoth Cave National Park

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky., February 23, 2015 – A deadly disease known as white-nose syndrome (WNS) is taking its toll on the bats at Mammoth Cave National Park. Some bat species in the park have declined as much as 80 percent compared to 2013 numbers. Across the eastern United States and Canada, WNS has killed millions of bats since 2006. The park is continuing with scheduled cave tours, adapting times and routes in response to bat activity. Bat research and bat monitoring are also ongoing. “This is a wildlife crisis, unprecedented in our time,” said Mammoth Cave Superintendent Sarah...