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National Bat Week!

October 27, 2014

This week — October 26th to November 1st — has been designated as National Bat Week. The National Park of American Samoa shall be focusing on the many contributions of our fruit bats’ role to the various ecosystems in our national park.

In support of National Bat Week, the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate has developed a webpage dedicated to bats. Nearly all national park units contain bats, and the new webpage introduces visitors to bats and their importance throughout the park system. From this page, visitors can access park-specific sites about bats as well as information about White-Nose Syndrome, a disease that is devastating certain bat populations and spreading across North America.

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Fruit bats roosting.

Fruit bats roosting.

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