Conservationists Announce the Rediscovery of an African Bat Species Lost for 40 Years

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  • After being a ‘lost species’ for over 40 years, the Hill’s horseshoe bat has been rediscovered by a team of conservationists.
  • The rediscovery came after a ten day expedition in Nyungwe National Park in 2019 where the researchers knew right away after capturing the bat that it was unique due to their horseshoe shape and specialized skin flaps on their noses
  • The discovery also lead to the recording of the first-ever echolocation calls that Hill’s horseshoe bat emits as it hunts for insects which will help them find the bat in the future.

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