Gallery: Nature Conservancy Builds Huge Artificial Bat Cave in Tennesse...


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A disease known as white-nose syndrome (WNS) is decimating bat populations in the US, and in an effort to combat the epidemic, The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee is building an artificial bat cave that will act a refuge for the winged mammals. Construction began on August 23, 2012, in Montgomery County, Tennessee, near an existing bat hibernation cave. The team hopes to finish the project by the end of September so that the bats can take up residence as soon as possible.

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