Honduran White Bat

You may just have done something of a double take. Yet these small creatures huddled together are indeed bats. They are Honduran White Bats (ectophylla alba) and they do not easily fall in to a number of bat stereotypes: they do not live in caves and they do not suck blood. Additionally their fur, as you can see, is snow white… Yet it is extremely rare and, moreover, it is tiny – the largest examined have never exceeded 5cm in length. Not only that, but its white fur has evolved for a reason: camouflage.” w/ photos

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