White-nose syndrome was confirmed this month in Alabama, farther south than some biologists had thought the devastating disease could travel. Since its discovery in 2006 in New York, the disease has decimated bat populations from the Northeast to parts of western Kentucky, now it threatens the South’s endangered gray bat population. Read related story.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bat Research News, Bat Conservation International | The Washington Post March 14, 2012
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