• Question: Which type if any of bat species are the closest to being extinct

    Asked by Faith to Jeff on 15 May 2015.
    • Photo: Jeff Shi

      Jeff Shi answered on 15 May 2015:

      Many tropical bats are endangered because of habitat destruction. However, some of the most threatened bats right now are the most common North American bats – they are suffering from a disease called white-nose syndrome that’s known to kill up to 90-99% of some species in the area, like the little brown bat.