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If Bats Perish, Where Does That Leave Us?

Scientists scramble as a fatal fungus finally reaches a major bat sanctuary

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EEveryone is worried about the bats. There are so many species with so many characteristics, and yet one disease is killing so many of them. It’s called white-nose syndrome, so named because it leads to the appearance of a white fungus — Pseudogymnoascus destructans




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Kelsey McKinney

Kelsey McKinney

Kelsey McKinney is a freelance writer who lives in Washington, D.C. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, GQ, Vanity Fair, and many others.

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