White-Nose Syndrome

This article is about White-nose syndrome, wns_brownbats_ryanvonlinden_nydep_2008what it is, and what it does. White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a cold loving white fungus that grows on a bat’s wings, and face. The reason that this kills millions of bats pear year is because the fungus uses up the bats energy and wakes them up from hibernation or hibernacula. When they get woken up form hibernation, the bats go out of the cave and start looking for food. There is none, however, because there is still snow on the ground. Because of using all their energy, there not being any food, and it is still freezing cold, they can not survive.

WNS can spread quickly because bats fly to different caves and the bats roost extremely close to each other. If you want some good news about WNS go to this website. If you want some other places that WNS has been or is going, go to this website . If you want even more information come to this website. I hope you all have a batty New Year!


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