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San Antonio Saves the Bat Cave, Protects Drinking Water in One Deal

San Antonio Saves the Bat Cave, Protects Drinking Water in One Deal


But on Halloween, their nightmare ended when a $20.5 million real estate deal, backed by the city of San Antonio, private donors, non-profit groups and more, saw the transfer of land near the Bracken Bat Cave from Galo Properties to the Nature Conservancy.

Home to 20 million Mexican free-tail bats, most of them pregnant mothers and nursing newborns, the cave is in one of the fastest-growing areas in the U.S. — and nearly became neighbors with a 3,800-house subdivision. Read more at nextcity.org.

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