Regional Headlines
11:40 am
Mon July 5, 2010

Mammoth Cave is Open, No White Nose Detected

Mammoth Cave, Ky. – Some national media reports have indicated that caves in the south are closed because of white nose syndrome in bats. But those closures do not include Mammoth Cave National Park. Public information officer Vickie Carson says a number of people have called the park.

"Mammoth Cave is open. We are taking several precautions to minimize the chance of White Nose Syndrome spreading to the Park and to the cave."

"White nose syndrome has been found in many areas, but it has not been found in Kentucky: or specifically at Mammoth Cave. We've received several calls from people asking if Mammoth Cave is open... and Mammoth Cave is open."

Carson says the national park has already implemented a number of precautions to help safeguard bat populations at Mammoth Cave.