Remarkable or horrifying? These non-bird animals can fly — or at least parachute — through the air
On a recent trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Australian researcher Jodi Rowley discovered a flying frog, one she thought she'd seen many times before. But in fact this species of flying frog (pictured above), named after the large webbed feet that allow it to glide across the forest canopy, was different and unique with a bright white belly and clear white eyes.
That the frog was a new species living so close to Vietnam's largest city is remarkable, though perhaps not as amazing as a frog that can fly in the first place. What other non-bird animals can fly, or at least parachute through the air, mimicking flight? Click through to find out.
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Fewer than three dozen Gobi bears survive in the Gobi Desert, a harsh landscape that stretches from Mongolia into China. Journalist and wildlife biolog... More Fewer than three dozen Gobi bears survive in the Gobi Desert, a harsh landscape that stretches from Mongolia into China. Journalist and wildlife biologist Douglas Chadwick describes the efforts under way to save the bears—likely the closest link to brown bears' distant ancestors—in cooperation with Mongolia's scientists, rangers, and government. Read more about the challenges of saving Gobi bears: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/special-features/2014/04/140417-rarest-bears-world-mongolia-gobi/
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