Monday, September 24, 2007

Photo in the News: "Nonexistent" Flying Fox Discovered

Scientists are discovering new species of animals every day. Even some experienced biologists will be surprised when they come across an entirely new animal they thought did not exist.

This unusual 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 (see Philippines map).

Flying Fox

Read more about it on National Geographic.com - "Nonexistent" Flying Fox Discovered.

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