Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard cub (7 mos old) - Cape May County Zoo

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hope for Bats?

Yes, bats. Bats are very beneficial to the environment. They are a tremendous help to agriculture and public health (they consume TONS of bugs, including mosquitoes!) despite the fact, that yes, some bats are a source of rabies. But that's not THEIR "fault." They are not out there seeking to harm you ok?

The bat population has take a big hit from this white nose syndrome that's been in the news. Now there is a definite known cause and hopefully, with that, a cure or prevention strategy.

It has been estimated that the decimation of the bat population could cause US farmers millions, if not more.

Let's hope we can help these oft mis-understood and certainly underappreciated creatures soon!

Read about it here: Cause of Bat Deaths Definitively Found

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