Latest Bats News

Rabid bats found in Portland and Beaverton

Sep. 15, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a rabid bat has been discovered in Northeast Portland. This is the first animal to test positive for rabies in Multnomah County since 2014, according to the county. Another was found in Washington County earlier this month, KGW...

Environmentalists: Vermont's bug spray harms endangered bats

Aug. 17, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, V.T. (AP) — Vermont environmental groups allege in a lawsuit that a state agency has failed to protect endangered bats when spraying pesticides to deter mosquitos. The Vermont Natural Resources Council and Center for Biological Diversity accused the state...

'Olympian' bat's flight offers climate change clues

Aug. 07, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A tiny bat that flew 2,018 kilometers (1,254 miles) from Britain to Russia is being hailed as a mini-Olympian by scientists who hope her flight will teach them more about how climate change is affecting the species. The Nathusius’ pipistrelle was found...

Tree-cutting resumes after hiatus to protect endangered bats

Aug. 01, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

THE FORKS, Maine (AP) — Tree-cutting is resuming on a $1 billion electric transmission project in western Maine after a two-month hiatus over a federally protected bat. The New England Clean Energy Connect was able to resume construction beginning as early as Sunday on...

Rabid bat found in Shawnee County, Kansas

Jul. 21, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas county health department on Wednesday announced it found a rabid bat. A Shawnee County Health Department official said a dog pulled the bat out of a tree July 12. Test results showing the bat had rabies came back...

Nebraska zoo says 200 people possibly exposed to rabid bat

Jul. 10, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Roughly 200 people were possibly exposed to a rabid bat while staying overnight at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, the zoo said. The zoo and Nebraska health officials recommended that roughly 186 campers who stayed overnight at the aquarium...