Save the Bats from White Nose!
Hibernia Mine in Rockaway, NJ used to house 30,000 bats. Only 400 remain.With permission from NJ Fish and Wildlife, New Jersey Bat Sanctuary will be starting the first captive maternity colony from the remaining bats in Hibernia. Keeping them well fed and flying is an expensive endeavor. In captivity, bats eat mealworms - LOTS OF MEALWORMS!!!!!
NJBatSanctuary has been treating and saving bats suffering from White-Nose Syndrome since 2009. We have developed protocols for treating and healing the lesions that occur to the bats' wings with great success.
Bats are one of the most vilified and maligned animals on Earth. Yet, most people don't realize that many plants we use and eat are the direct result of their pest control and seed dispersal abilities. They are gentle and shy and extremely clean. They are one of the slowest reproducing animals on the planet, usually giving birth to one pup a year.
Help us to help them so that the population can someday rebound!