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Can Bats Bounce Back?

The gloved hand of a biologist holds a little brown bat in Vermont.
Jane Lindholm
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VPR File
Bats have died off in huge numbers from the fungal infection known as White Nose Syndrome, but now their populations seem to have stabilized.

Bats aren't scary — or they shouldn't be — and the population levels in Vermont seem to be stabilizing after huge die-offs caused by the fungal infection known as White Nose Syndrome.

We're talking about bats today: their prospects, and why they're so diverse and fascinating.

Joining us for the show is Barry Genzlinger, bat expert and and licensed bat rehabilitator. With his wife Maureen, he runs the Vermont Bat Center, which educates the public about bats and rescues and rehabilitates orphaned bats throughout the state.

The number for the Vermont Bat Center is: 802-891-6667

Broadcast live on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

Jane Lindholm is the host, executive producer and creator of But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids. In addition to her work on our international kids show, she produces special projects for Vermont Public. Until March 2021, she was host and editor of the award-winning Vermont Public program Vermont Edition.
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