"A bat from Mammoth Cave National Park has been confirmed to have developed the deadly white-nose syndrome, authorities announced today."
"'It grieves me to make this announcement,' said Superintendent Sarah Craighead. 'A northern long-eared bat, showing symptoms of white-nose syndrome, was found in Long Cave in the park. The bat was euthanized on January 4 and sent for laboratory testing. Those tests confirmed white-nose syndrome.'
Long Cave is undeveloped and 1.3 miles long. It is the park’s largest bat hibernaculum and houses endangered Indiana bats and gray bats, along with other non-threatened species, park officials said. It is not connected to Mammoth Cave and has not been open to visitors for more than 80 years.
Tours of Mammoth Cave will continue."