We thought we knew everything about this world!
Researchers have found an entirely new genus of a bat!
And the bat looks like a panda bear!!
Here's what the researcher who made the discovery said:
"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 - I knew the second I saw it that it was the find of a lifetime."
The panda bat was discovered in South Sudan and is "so unique" that researchers will "need to create a new genus."
Hmm, discovering a cute bat that was not known to exist before…
Now that's a good day!!!
Check out more amazing pictures of the panda bat (below) !!!
[Image via Bucknell University/DeeAnn Reeder.]
Tags: bat, new, panda, panda bat, science, species