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The Find of a Lifetime: Bizarre 'Panda Bat' Discovered in South Sudan


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, bats, discovery )

Cher
- 617 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
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



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Sam E M. (0)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:16 am
It's such a pretty little bat.
I was horrified to see pins in its wings in that last photo, so it's obviously dead, but I hope they didn't kill it just to have a specimen.
 

Nyack Clancy (451)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 7:03 am
That's pretty amazing! I wonder if it's only newly discovered... of recently evolved.
 

Barbara D. (78)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 8:08 am
Beautiful creature and a significant discovery. Lets hope we can protect these little ones.
 

Ruth S. (298)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 8:10 am
I hope that they don't start hunting them down!
 

Angelika R. (144)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 8:22 am
beautiful! (maybe crosbred with a panda ? :-))))
 

Erin R. (173)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 8:32 am
Wow! Thanks for posting.
 

Dot A. (135)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 9:27 am
Little Andy Pandy, Black & White Batty!

-sure is cuter than the images we usually think of when we get a close-up of our bat friends,....
 

michelle t. (41)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 2:33 pm
Amazing.Thanks
 

Natalie V. (27)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:39 pm
noted, thnx :-)
 

Christine Stewart (133)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:05 pm
Please save this poor creature from idiots who will pretend it cures cancer or some such nonsense...
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:13 pm
Lovely! I hope they respect and protect the panda bat.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 7:43 pm
That is the cutest little guy! I hope they let it go when they were done with their research. Thanks Cher.
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 8:33 pm
Absolutely fascinating and intriguing! You can rest on my curtains whenever it suits you!
 

Ingrid A. (532)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 8:55 pm
How very cute Panda Bat. Its noted.
 

Lynn Squance (232)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 11:13 pm
Very cool! . . . and I so love panda bears too.
 

Candy L. (476)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 11:57 pm
Always liked bats, but this one, far out! maybe now people won't be so scared of them but, hope they can survive
 

Ana R (220)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 12:53 am
beautiful little beast
noted with hope...
 

caroline s. (79)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:36 am
Just like Sam E. M. I was horrified to see pins in its wings in that last photo,!, I hope they didn't kill it (???)
 

Sandi C. (238)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 7:41 am
is it alive?
 

Beth M. (244)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 3:04 pm
Beautiful. Hopefully there are more of them out there.
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 4:58 am
good news!! thanks Cher
 
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