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‘It’s astonishing’: endangered bat not seen in 40 years found in Rwanda

Hill’s horseshoe bat, which conservationists feared was extinct, discovered clinging to life in Nyungwe rainforest

A critically endangered species of bats not sighted in 40 years has been found in Rwanda, with the “incredible” discovery delighting conservationists who had feared it was already extinct.

But the Hill’s horseshoe bat was in fact still clinging to life in Rwanda’s Nyungwe forest – a dense rainforest that is home to endangered mountain gorillas – the consortium behind the discovery said.

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