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Effort seeks information to help endangered Indiana bat

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | 8:50 a.m. CDT; updated 2:33 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 19, 2012

ST. LOUIS — Biologists are tracking the Indiana bat at summer locations through sites in Missouri and Illinois, hoping to gather information that will help numbers rebound for the endangered species.

The bat hibernates in caves in the winter and summers in forested areas, most frequently in the central United States.

But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that there is a new concern. White-nose syndrome has killed more than 6 million bats in four Canadian provinces and 19 U.S. states since it was first detected in 2006 in New York's Adirondack Mountains. In April, the disease was documented in Missouri. It was the first confirmed case west of the Mississippi River.

The disease could spell more trouble for the Indiana bat.

 

 

 


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