Something mysterious is going on in the bat world. Thousands of bats have been dying and the cause has yet to be determined. One thing most of the dead bats have in common is the appearance of fungus on their bodies. Is fungus the culprit behind the bats' deaths? Take this quiz to learn more about bats versus fungus.
Question 1 of 20
What happens to bats in the winter?
Question 2 of 20
Why do bats hibernate in the winter?
Question 3 of 20
Where do bats usually hibernate?
Question 4 of 20
Something went wrong in _____ and bats were observed to be awake during the time that they should have been hibernating.
Question 5 of 20
What unusual feature was shared by many of the bats who were awake in the winter months?
Question 6 of 20
How many bats had died in New York State by early 2007?
Question 7 of 20
How did the dead bats appear on examination?
Question 8 of 20
White Nose Syndrome has been compared to Colony Collapse Disorder. Which animal was affected by Colony Collapse Disorder?
Question 9 of 20
How many mosquitoes can a bat eat in one hour?
Question 10 of 20
What percentage of their body weight can bats eat in one night?
Question 11 of 20
Bracken Cave, Texas, is famous for its bat colony. How many insects does the colony eat each night?
Question 12 of 20
What percentage of bats eat only insects?
Question 13 of 20
Who is most affected by a drop in the bat population?
Question 14 of 20
How far had the White Nose Syndrome spread by the beginning of 2008?
Question 15 of 20
What is the mortality rate for White Nose Syndrome?
Question 16 of 20
Five bat species have been particularly affected by White Nose Syndrome. Which of the five affected species are wildlife specialists particularly concerned about?
Question 17 of 20
What is thought to be the cause of White Nose Syndrome?
Question 18 of 20
What is thought to be the role of the fungus in White Nose Syndrome?
Question 19 of 20
Besides for White Nose Syndrome, how do many baby bats die?
Question 20 of 20