Since 1992, Dr. Kimberli Miller has been a Wildlife Disease Specialist at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center, where she and her colleagues help solve wildlife disease problems. Kim graduated from the University of Missouri with a BS in Animal Science and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She’s currently involved in a project to reintroduce a migratory population of whooping cranes into the eastern U.S. using ultra light aircraft.
In the winter of 2007, residents of New York State began finding dead bats in their yards. Since then it’s estimated that more than a million bats have died from white-nose syndrome, a fuzzy white fungus that grows on their noses and wings.