gray bat andrea grigsby

A gray bat is a bat that lives throughout caves in the Southern United StatesGray bats use warm caves in the summer where they establish colonies. Few have been found present outside of caves.It eats mostly insects.

It is endangered,Although gray bat numbers are still relatively high, their total population has decreased significantly during recent years. The gray bat is thought to have declined mainly due to destruction by vandals and disturbance by spelunkers (cave divers) and tourists. The reliance of the species on relatively few hibernacula is also a major reason behind its endangered status.

The range of the endangered gray bat is concentrated in the cave regions of Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama, with occasional colonies and individuals found in other states.

A GOOD SOLUTION FOR THIS PROBLEM WOULD BE TO STOP CAVE DIVERS FROM SPELUNKING IN CAVES WHERE THERE IS A POPULATION OF BATS.


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