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Culture Revolution: Scientists Developing Probiotic Cocktail to Combat Deadly Bat Disease

(TORONTO - October 26, 2017) Researchers in Canada are developing a new preventative treatment to combat a deadly disease that is decimating bat populations by taking a cue from human probiotics.

 

 

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BAT SIGNALS: $2.5M, Four Year Study Launched to Fight Bat-Decimating Disease
NEW YORK  (October 4, 2016) A four-year $2.5 million study was launched on September 27th by the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and partnering institutions to help scientists understand White Nose Syndrome (WNS)—a deadly disease encroaching on western bats.
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WCS’s Bronx Zoo Debuts New Additions to Award-Winning Jungle Habitat

Bronx, NY – April 27, 2016 – An Asian small-clawed otter pup (Aonyx cinereus) has made its public debut in JungleWorld at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo, and a colony of Rodrigues fruit bats (Pteropus rodricensis) now share an exhibit with the Matschie’s tree kangaroos.

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First Western Bat Found with Deadly White Nose Syndrome
April 5, 2016 — White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) has been confirmed in a little brown bat in Washington State – the first recorded occurrence of this deadly fungal disease in western North America. The presence of this disease was verified by the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Centre.
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New Bat Habitat Discovered in Western Alberta
Central Alberta (February 25, 2016) WCS Canada announced today the discovery of two bat hibernacula —places where bats hibernate during winter months—in the Alberta foothills. The discovery was made recently during Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada’s ongoing research as part of the BatCaver program (www.batcaver.org).
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