Madagascar is home to the only two species of sucker footed bat. Yeah, that’s right, sucker footed bat, they’re like the hellish offspring of an octopus and a bat. The bats belong to the genus Myzopoda and have evolved this quirk as a method of climbing tree leaves in which they roost, specifically in the rolled up leaves of palms like a nightmarish burrito. The two species however live in remarkably different climates, one species known as the western sucker footed bat lives in a more dry environment which makes it greater suited to surviving the deforestation of Madagascar while the other prefers humid environments. The suckers in question don’t actually rely on suction but rather a form of adhesive that is secreted onto the pads.

Madagascar is home to the only two species of sucker footed bat. Yeah, that’s right, sucker footed bat, they’re like the hellish offspring of an octopus and a bat. The bats belong to the genus Myzopoda and have evolved this quirk as a method of climbing tree leaves in which they roost, specifically in the rolled up leaves of palms like a nightmarish burrito. The two species however live in remarkably different climates, one species known as the western sucker footed bat lives in a more dry environment which makes it greater suited to surviving the deforestation of Madagascar while the other prefers humid environments. The suckers in question don’t actually rely on suction but rather a form of adhesive that is secreted onto the pads.