Fuzzy bat break! Fuzzy bats with the wiggly ears and the flappy wings!
And now, back to writing.
a cute bat gif masterpost aka why you should love bats as much as i do
here’s part two [x]
Striped Like a Badger: New Genus of Bat Identified in South Sudan
Researchers have identified a new genus of bat after discovering a rare specimen in South Sudan. With wildlife personnel under the South Sudanese Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism, Bucknell Associate Professor of Biology DeeAnn Reeder and Fauna & Flora International (FFI) Programme Officer Adrian Garside were leading a team conducting field research and pursuing conservation efforts when Reeder spotted the animal in Bangangai Game Reserve.
“My attention was immediately drawn to the bat’s strikingly beautiful and distinct pattern of spots and stripes. It was clearly a very extraordinary animal, one that I had never seen before,” recalled Reeder. “I knew the second I saw it that it was the find of a lifetime.”…
(read more: Science Daily)
(photo: the newly described Niumbaha superba, courtesy of Bucknell University/DeeAnn Reeder)
reference:Reeder DM, Helgen KM, Vodzak ME, Lunde DP, Ejotre I (2013) A new genus for a rare African vespertilionid bat: insights from South Sudan. ZooKeys 285: 89. http://www.pensoft.net/journals/zookeys/article/4892/abstract/a-new-genus-for-a-rare-african-vespertilionid-bat-insights-from-south-sudan
Here’s more pictures of the new bat. HOLY FUCKING WOW.
Oh my gosh what a cutie
This is too precious