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

You Won't Believe This Newly Discovered Bat Species

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

Have you seen any bats recently? #homesfornature

Have you seen any bats recently? #homesfornature

While some are terrified of bats due to their demonization in folklore, these species of the US are not only cute, but incredibly beneficial in many ways! http://sunnyscope.com/bat-species-of-the-us/

5 Interesting Bat Species of the US

While some are terrified of bats due to their demonization in folklore, these species of the US are not only cute, but incredibly beneficial in many ways! http://sunnyscope.com/bat-species-of-the-us/

Scientists discover new bat species in West Africa

Scientists discover new bat species in West Africa

"Five newly identified bat species found in Senegal suggests West Africa may be a “bio-geographic hot spot,” with more species to “discover,” researchers say."

A portrait of Rhinolophus smithersi, a newly discovered cryptic bat species.

Four New Species of Big-Nosed Bats Discovered

A portrait of Rhinolophus smithersi, a newly discovered cryptic bat species.

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.

Compared with rodents, bat species carry more viruses

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

Beautiful New Bat Species Discovered in South Sudan

Beuatiful badger striped bat from south sudan, niumbaha superba

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

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

Halloween PSA: More Bat Species Appearing On Endangered List, And Here’s Why It Matters - Minor epauletted bats mating in Kenya

Halloween PSA: More Bat Species Appearing On Endangered List, And Here’s Why It Matters

Halloween PSA: More Bat Species Appearing On Endangered List, And Here’s Why It Matters - Minor epauletted bats mating in Kenya

Hibernating cave myotis! These are just one of 22 bat species in Oklahoma.

Hibernating cave myotis! These are just one of 22 bat species in Oklahoma.

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