Friday, January 12, 2018

Flightless bats

It's not just birds that lose the ability to fly if it's no longer a survival advantage. Apparently bats do it too.

Specifically, burrowing bats, which are now extinct but lived in, surprise surprise, that center of biological weirdness Australia. And its satellite New Zealand. No offense to Aussies or Kiwis, but life there took some weird turns.

And no, I didn't know they existed until now. Live, learn, get new information.