Leaf-nosed bat with very odd face

 Wpf Media-Live Photos 000 492 Cache New-Leaf-Nosed-Bat-Discovered-Vietnam 49228 600X450 This handsome critter is a newly-discovered species of leaf-nosed bat found in Vietnam's Chu Mom Ray National Park. Scientists suggest that the animal's strange face may enhance the animal's echolocation abilities.
"Strange New Leaf-Nosed Bat Found in Vietnam" (National Geographic)


  1. Hmmm, “a face only a mother could love…”
    It’s a good thing bats are nocturnal, imagine a female of a regular looking species looking to get all jiggy wid’it with our hero and the light comes on…

  2. “Scientists suggest that the animal’s strange face may enhance the animal’s echolocation abilities.”

    By the looks of it, it may have been caused by poor echolocation abilities.

    1. Really! Why not leaf-EARED bat? Its ears certainly look more like leaves than its nose.

  3. That thing looks like the PUKE-Nosed Bat, if you ask me. 

    Are they sure the appearance of the nose doesn’t cause overpowering gorge to rise in potential predators?

  4. If you like this stuff, just go to google images: “ernst haeckel bats”, and you won’t be disappointed.

  5. EWWW.

    Actually, that picture frightens me. Some kind of horror response to a “thing that’s almost a face but not actually matching very well.”

    I wish it weren’t on the front page, please.

    Also http://uglyoverload.blogspot.com/

  6. That’s Chase No Face’s chiropteran cousin. I was going to say chiropteran kissing cousin, but…. EEEW.

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