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Ceratisa t1_iy9l9qj wrote

Oh that breaks my heart.. they are ugly cute


FloodMoose t1_iy9qe3o wrote

White Nose Syndrome

We've known about the problem for a while. It's not good. Are bats a keystone species? We will likely find out...


Jangetta t1_iybifxy wrote

Look up Austin's bat population and how many lbs of bugs they eat a night...


Katana1369 t1_iya3gqe wrote

That's sad. We need bats.


autotldr t1_iy9seck wrote

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 85%. (I'm a bot)

> TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - The Biden administration declared the northern long-eared bat endangered on Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to save a species driven to the brink of extinction by white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease.

> "White-nose syndrome is decimating cave-dwelling bat species like the northern long-eared bat at unprecedented rates," said Martha Williams, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

> Another species ravaged by the fungus is the tricolored bat, which the government proposed to classify as endangered in September.

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NorCalHermitage t1_iyaryfr wrote

On first read, I thought the fungus was endangered.


der_titan t1_iy9picl wrote

3/4 of all species are at risk; may as throw another one atop the pile!