Love this new animal, “Star Wars” fans will. A tube-nosed fruit bat that scientists recently discovered in a Papua New Guinea rain forest bears a striking resemblance to a certain pint-sized Jedi Master.
With its large, round eyes, soft smile and green-tinted skin, the nyctimene tube-nosed fruit bat has received press attention lately for looking an awful lot like Yoda. The cute little critter is just one of more than 200 animals and plants scientists found after spending two months surveying two of the country’s mountain ranges. Of course, none of the other creatures look like pop culture phenomenons.
I can definitely see the resemblance. I can picture the little guy propped against a cane, uttering words of intergalactic wisdom. For now, it appears the bat will stay in its Papua New Guinea home rather than venturing to a galaxy far, far away. No word on whether George Lucas might approach the furry creature for an upcoming project.
But what do you think, “Star Wars” fans? Does this bat really look like Yoda? How does it feel to have a real life version of such a classic character? Sound off in the comments section.
Note: “Yoda Bat” picture by Piotr Naskrecki, iLCP SWNS.CO
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