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Golden mole not seen for 80 years and presumed extinct is found again in South Africa

Golden mole not seen for 80 years and presumed extinct is found again in South Africa
Фото: Vokrug Sveta 01.12.2023 17:34 4485

Researchers in South Africa say they have rediscovered a species of mole with an iridescent golden coat and the ability to almost “swim” through sand dunes after it hadn’t been seen for more than 80 years and was thought to be extinct, El.kz cites AP.

The De Winton’s golden mole -- a small, blind burrower with “super-hearing powers” that eats insects -- was found to be still alive on a beach in Port Nolloth on the west coast of South Africa by a team of researchers from the Endangered Wildlife Trust and the University of Pretoria.

It had been lost to science since 1936, the researchers said.

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