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Bats Sleep in Cave Habitat Under Mark Twain's Hometown

Indiana bats gain a new safe place in Hannibal, Mo.

Published On 10/27/2016
8:42 AM EDT
At night, Hannibal's protected bats get to work on their foraging.They may be small of body, just a couple of inches long, but their wings can span nearly 12 inches. Credit: Steve Orr, courtesy of The Conservation Fund
Special gates allow entrance and exit for bats in the cave system while keeping people out. Credit: Steve Orr, courtesy of The Conservation Fund