White Nose Fungus

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Found in Yukon, Northwest Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, P.E.I., Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador.
One of two types of bat found on P.E.I.
Glossy brown fur and weigh between four and eleven grams.
4-5 cm long and a wingspan of 22-27 cm.
Eat insects.
Only give birth to one pup.
Endangered species as of Nov 2013.
Protected under federal Species at Risk Act (SARA).
It is found in every province and territory in Canada.
Second type of bat found on P.E.I.
They are recognized by long rounded ears.
Their tails are 26 mm, their feet are 9 mm, their ears are 17-19 mm, and their forearms 35 mm.
They have a wingspan of 23-26 mm.
They are on the endangered species list since November 2013.
They are also protected …show more content…

This causes troubles including starvation, freezing to death, or going outside before the winter is over.
The fungus can usually be seen on the noses of bats as well as parts of their body that are hairless, such their wings.
The fungus can not always be seen. It is more often found on dead bats who were affected.
There have been cases where bats have been treated for White Nose Syndrome and released back into the wild successfully.
The treatment involves using a type of microscopic bacteria. The bacteria slows the growth of fungus.
It was discovered by Chris Cornelius, who is a microbiologist at Georgia State University, who then shared the finding with the U.S. Forest Service.
It has been successfully tested and was being implemented on infected bats as of 2015.
Bat populations on Prince Edward Island were far larger before White Nose Fungus became more common in Canada as well as the United States.
The data for the exact population of bats on P.E.I. could not be located, but in Canada since the predominant increase of White Nose Syndrome in 2010, there have been an estimated 5.7 to 6.7 million bats have died due to the

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