Tricolored bat on brink of extinction due to fatal fungus

Read the full story at The Hill.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a proposal on Tuesday to place tricolored bats on its endangered species list as the animals struggle to contend with a deadly fungus in their dark and damp abodes.

The species is on the brink of extinction due primarily to the impacts of “white-nose syndrome,” a disease caused by the growth of a fungus that looks like white fuzz on the bats’ muzzles and wings, according to the FWS.

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