DC's Bats Good for Environment but Threatened by Disease

September 8, 2017 01:22 AM
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Washington, D.C., is home to nine species of bats. They play a vital role in the ecosystem, but biologists are worried that some may have contracted a deadly disease called white-nose syndrome. VOA's Veronica Balderas Iglesias went on a so-called bat walk with the researchers on an island in the middle of Washington's Anacostia River.