Biologists have had a growing concern over the last ten years that a fungus which causes “White-Nose Syndrome” in bats will wipe out the bat population in America and Canada.
According to Bat Conservation International (yes, that’s a thing) more than 5.7 million bats have died, nearly decimating the bat population in parts of the U.S.
Scientists are feverishly seeking a treatment. After all, who wants to live in a country with no bats?
Signs like these appear at the entrance to popular caves where bats are infected with the White-Nose Syndrome.