This is Darwin all the way. A face only a mother could love. This a griffin leaf- nosed bat whose nose assists it (purportedly) in echolocation (like a dolphin). It was first reported in the Journal of Mammology and this new species was discovered in Viet nam
Bats like these straw-colored fruit bats (Eidolon helvum) live together in large groups. When species intermingle in a roost, they may share viruses with one another. Credit: David Hayman/Colorado State Univ.
Beautiful New Bat Species Discovered in South Sudan
Bats are shy, gentle, and intelligent. They are among the slowest reproducing animals on earth. Most bat species have only one live young per year. A mother bat nurses her baby from a pair of pectoral breasts. The average life-span of a bat is 25 to 40 years. Learn more at www.batworld.org
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