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Strange New Bat Species Found in Museum Pickle Jar

… its discoverer. In the course of their research, the scientists also found several representatives of the species elsewhere in the wilds of southeast Asia, such as in Indonesia. Like other horseshoe bats, this newfound creature has a large structure on its face that is shaped somewhat like a horseshoe and is used to collect and focus sound. Like other bats, Francis’ bats echolocate, bouncing sounds beams off of objects to find their way around. Horseshoe bats are particularly well-adapted to …

Nebraska zoos integral to global conservation efforts | netnebraska.org

… children laughed loudly and screamed with excitement. It didn’t sound like an ideal place to raise a baby, but on the other side of the glass, it was as peaceful as any nursery. A mother and child stretched after their nap, and began eating lunch. At the same time, head zookeeper Davi Ann Norsworthy checked each of the marsupial’s pouches, in what I’m told was a rare show of trust for tree kangaroos. (To see video of the Matschie’s tree kangaroo, click here) “You just cannot help …

When Birds Squawk, Other Species Seem to Listen – NYTimes.com

… of a modified garage-door opener. The curtain dropped, unveiling a taxidermied northern pygmy owl. Its robotic head moved from side to side, as if scanning for its next meal. The yard hushed, then erupted in sound. Soon birds arrived from throughout the neighborhood to ornament the branches of a hawthorn above the mobbed owl and call out yank-yank and chick-a-dee. As a recorder captured the ruckus, its instigator grinned with delight. “For birds, this is like a riot,” Dr. Greene said …

‘Laughing cicadas’ solve mystery of spooky chuckles | Inquirer News

By Maricar Cinco | May 4, 2015 LOS BAÑOS, Laguna—When a team of scientists went up the enchanted Mt. Banahaw in 1998, they had been warned of mystical forest creatures. Though no one had ever seen them before, the locals believed in these “little people,” whether dwarves or fairies, whose creepy giggles resound once the sun sets. “True enough, we did hear it,”said Dr. Ireneo Lit Jr., a curator of the Museum of Natural History-University of the Philippines Los Baños (MNH-UPLB). …

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