White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed in Cumberland Gap National Historic Park Bats (February 11, 2013)

White-Nose Syndrome (WNS), a condition deadly to bats, has now been confirmed at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (NHP) according to Park Superintendent Mark Woods. Woods details that laboratory histopathology tests on three bats, from three of the park’s more than 30 caves, tested positive for the disease; two of these bats also showed visible signs of WNS.
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Tri-colored bat with signs of WNS. Photo credit: NPS