According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services seven species of bats are endangered in the United States. Out of the 45 species of bats in the United States these are the seven that are facing extinction: Mexican Greater Long-Nosed, Lesser Long-Nosed, Hawaiian Hoary, Gray Bat, Virginia Big-Eared and Ozark Big-Eared.
The Gray Bat is my favorite of the endangered bat species, because they are the most like people. They live in densely populated caves, like a lot of urban cities, which I am sure is high stress (the silient killer). When aroused, gray bats tend to go off, which can lead to homicides and even suicides amongst them (sound familiar). Seriously, there are several species of bat which are endangered, mostly because Man doesn’t understand a lot about their habits. The Indiana bat is another personal favorite, but there is an extensive list of of endangered bats on the links below. Just click and enjoy the journey.
It sounds like you know a lot about bats. What is your favorite cave or cavern for viewing bats?
The IUCN is the International Union for Conservation of Nature. As of 2003, the IUCN listed 29 species of bats as “critically endangered”. These bats are listed as follows:
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