Thursday, April 11, 2013

'Panda Bat' Discovered in Sudan

Researchers have hailed a bat that looks uncannily like a panda bear as 'the find of a lifetime'.

The bat, discovered in South Sudan, is so rare researchers believe it is an entirely new genus.

'My attention was immediately drawn to the bat's strikingly beautiful and distinct pattern of spots and stripes,' said Bucknell Associate Professor of Biology DeeAnn Reeder, who made the discovery.

'It was clearly a very extraordinary animal, one that I had never seen before - I knew the second I saw it that it was the find of a lifetime.'

Read more at: Mail Online

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