White Nose Syndrome found in Great Smoky Mountains NP bats

According to the Hendersonville Times-News, Biologists in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have confirmed that two bats found in a park cave have white-nose syndrome.

The malady has caused a massive die-off of bats in Eastern states and the fungus that causes it had been found earlier in the Smokies.

Park spokesman Bob Miller on Tuesday issued a statement in which officials said a tricolored bat and a little brown bat had been found to have the disease.

It is called white-nose because of a white fungus that forms on the faces of many infected bats. The actual cause of death from the syndrome isn’t known and there is no known cure.


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