Gray Bat (Myotis grisescens)
History of the Gray Bat
One of North Carolinas endangered species is the Gray bat.
Where do they live?
The gray bat usually is found in North Carolina Mountains region because the amount of caves available for them.
Why are they endangered?
Gray bats are in danger because of the limited amount of habitat provided. Most caves have been flooded or disturbed by humans which scare bats.
What are we Doing to protect Gray Bats?
The United States Wildlife Service is purchasing the caves where gray bats are known to live, and at these locations reducing human access to prevent human disturbance. To reduce human impact on gray bat populations, gating, fencing and surveillance by law enforcement will be implemented.