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A 100-year-old bat specimen housed at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. may help scientists unravel the mystery behind white-nose syndrome, a disease that has devastated North American bat populations.

Over 24,000 Indiana bats once filled this cave in New York, but something changed in the winter of 2006-2007. The continued work of biologists could determine the future of bats.

Bat Week was in full flight last week. With Halloween behind us, we bring you one last bat tale.