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Five new species of bats have been discovered in the forests of Senegal, a new study says. Each less than 4 inches (10 centimeters) wide, the newfound mammals echolocate, or use their natural sonar, to find prey—mostly midges. “It was quite a shock to find [so many] new species in one study,” said co-author Nancy...

It may look like the Lady Gaga of amphibians, but this enterprising cane toad is actually in the midst of eating a bat. Yufani Olaya, a ranger at Peru’s Cerros de Amotape National Park, sent the picture to Peru-based biologist Phil Torres, who published it on his blog. Torres said this is a rare—and perhaps first—documented sighting of a...

It may look like the Lady Gaga of amphibians, but this enterprising cane toad is actually in the midst of eating a bat. Yufani Olaya, a ranger at Peru’s Cerros de Amotape National Park, sent the picture to Peru-based biologist Phil Torres, who published it on his blog. Torres said this is a rare—and perhaps first—documented sighting of a...