Bizarre two-headed bat found in Brazil

The animal has one heart and four limbs


Bats are fascinating enough by themselves, but imagine seeing one with two heads.

Gizmodo reports about a recent study of a pair of can join bat twins discovered in south eastern Brazil back in 2001.

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As the study abstract notes, these twins are males with separated heads and necks but a conjoined trunk.

Adding: "Using ultrasound images we detected the presence of two similarly sized and apparently separated hearts."

Researchers hope a studies like this will help to advance our understanding of such phenomena.

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