Jewel Cave is home to nine different of species of bats, many of which use the cave for shelter year-round either as a day roost site in summer or as a hibernaculum in winter. The cave hosts the largest hibernating colony of Townsend’s big-eared bats in South Dakota.
The adopt-a-bat program donations go toward resource management, bat conservation, and bat research efforts for the bats at Jewel Cave National Monument.
You can adopt-a-bat here!
Shop the Adopt-a-Bat shirt on the Black Hills Parks & Forests Association page here.
Learn more about the Black Hills Parks & Forests Association on their website here.