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Featured Species | Indiana Bat (11:50)

Host: Dave Harrelson with Lori Pruitt

Indiana bat (click to view larger)
Indiana bat.
Photo credit: USFWS


Status: Endangered
Scientific Name: Myotis sodalis
Description: Indiana bats are found over most of the eastern half of the United States. Almost half of them hibernate in caves in southern Indiana. The 2009 population estimate was about 387,000 Indiana bats, less than half as many as when the species was listed as endangered in 1967.
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Last updated: April 10, 2014