Saturday, September 22, 2007

flying fox discovered

Looks like a fox, doesn't it? It's not! It's a bat.

This species of flying fox was recently discovered in the Philippines not long after it was deemed not to exist. Jake Esselstyn, a biologist with the University of Kansas, was among a team of researchers that found the animal, a type of fruit bat, last year while surveying forest life on the island of Mindoro. The animal is now known as the Mindoro stripe-faced fruit bat.

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